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2013 Strategic Road Map for Managing Supply Networks in Consumer Products

Published: 11 October 2013

ID: G00247579

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Consumer products supply chain leaders can use this Strategic Road Map as a model to prioritize initiatives to mature supply network management. This will help develop plans to improve capabilities and achieve business strategy in a demand-driven value network.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • Align Mature S&OP With Financials
    • Make Value-Based Plan, Source, Make and Supply Logistics Decisions
    • Align Agile Supply Execution With Downstream Consumption
    • Improve Manufacturing Excellence
  • Current State
    • The S&OP Process Needs to Mature Further
    • Supply Response Is Cost-Driven
    • Supply Execution Is Based on Demand Forecast With High Forecast Error
    • Manufacturing Excellence Varies by Function Across Sites
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • S&OP Process Maturity
    • Source, Make and Supply Logistics Decision Support
    • Agility of Supply Execution
    • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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