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Supply Chain Transformation

Category: Supply Chain Transformation


Snack Food Manufacturer: Supply Chain Operations

End-to-end (E2E) standardization—from sourcing through production and distribution—to modernize supply chain ops Disruptions in the distribution landscape were threatening to overwhelm the company. Costs were skyrocketing for both direct (ingredients and packaging) and indirect (MRO or maintenance, repair, and operating supply) materials alike. Despite the company’s hefty ERP and CRM investments, they’d been set up—and …

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Industrial Products Services Operations: Process Discovery and Standardization to Enable Growth and Delivery Speed

Standardization and Automation Needed to Retain “One-Stop Shop” Advantage For two decades, the building products division of this company dominated its competitors by getting its premium quality products specified for new institutional construction projects. The initial sale was profitable; later replacement and maintenance service was even more lucrative. And the entire service offering was typically …

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The Next Industrial Revolution

How To Implement a Lean Supply Chain Transformation in Just Six Months

This case study focuses on a supply chain process improvement initiative that was implemented for a Fortune 500 company with lean transformation from The Lab Consulting. It zeroes in on the order management process in the supply chain. Specifically, it targets the lean transformation of the order-to-cash cycle in the wake of an ERP investment …

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