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Business Case to Reduce Product Structure Complexity in Consumer Products

Published: 03 November 2014

ID: G00263249

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Lack of product structure governance and simplification drives up cost and complexity as portfolios in consumer products companies continue to expand. This research provides supply chain leads with insights to begin building the business case for reducing the impact of product structure complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Analyze Product Structures for Standardization Opportunities
  • Analyze Varieties of Raw and Packing Materials by Category for Reuse Opportunities
  • Analyze Supplier Sources by Material Category
  • Build the Business Case for Standardization in Product Structures, Materials and Sources
    • Step 1: Determine the Scope of the Business Case
    • Step 2: Gather the Data
    • Step 3: Analyze the Impact Opportunity
    • Step 4: Formulate and Present the Business Case

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