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Manage the Upstream Complexity Impact of Portfolio Expansion in Consumer Products

Published: 24 April 2014

ID: G00263248

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Consumer products companies face escalating supply chain complexity from increasing product structure and materials variety as portfolios continue to expand. This research provides a guide to upstream opportunities for CP supply chain leaders looking to reduce complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Standardize Product Structures by Platform
    • Recommendations
  • Simplify and Standardize Raw and Packaging Material Spec Options
    • Recommendations
  • Consciously Contain the Number of Suppliers by Material Spec
    • Recommendations

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