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Supervision and process improvement in the Supply Chain function

  • An Italian FMCG mid-sized company has acquired a well established German player in cosmetics and personal care products, its main customers are large retailers in the DACH region.
  • After 1 year post acquisition, the first evidence on revenues/EBITA reduction confirm the hypothesis, that the Supply Chain organization needs a different management style.
  • We are asked to support and take over ad-interim the SC-VP role. First issues to solve are related to working style, too much centralized into few management positions with lots of micro-management. Our first move is to empower the front line teams and promote few promising employees.
  • The 5 months engagement could not be completed successfully without a deep redesign of the core processes, like new product introduction or S&OP