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2015 Strategic Roadmap for Maturing Supply Capabilities in Consumer Products

Published: 24 March 2015

ID: G00275793

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Consumer products supply chain leaders should use this Strategic Roadmap as a model to prioritize initiatives for managing supply. This will help develop plans to improve capabilities and achieve the business strategy in a demand-driven value network.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • Align Mature S&OP With Financials
    • Align the Supply Network to Support Strategic Objectives and Supply Capability
    • Drive Value-Based Plan, Source, Make and Supply Logistics Decisions
    • Align Agile Supply Execution With Downstream Consumption
  • Current State
    • The S&OP Process Needs to Mature Further
    • Supply Networks Need to Reflect the Strategic Objectives and Supply Capability
    • Supply Response Needs to Be Cross-Functionally Aligned to the Strategy
    • Supply Execution Is Hampered Due to High Demand Forecast Error
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • S&OP Process Maturity
    • Supply Network Modeling
    • Source, Make and Supply Logistics Decision Support
    • Agility of Supply Execution
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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