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THE CEO OF A DISTRIBUTOR for a major home improvement chain wanted to achieve profitable growth. He felt the best way to do this was to develop a competitive advantage through efficient supply chain operations.
Installing a new operational structure to govern demand planning, procurement and order fulfillment was a top priority.
The CEO wanted to implement an operational structure to control demand planning, procurement and order fulfillment functions, but he knew it would be a challenge internally.
Working together with Proudfoot, the team:
Conducted cost/benefit analysis to determine which distribution centers circulated the highest volume of products – the basis for the client’s supply chain network design.
Analyzed outgoing shipments to identify opportunities for order consolidation and route optimization. Elements of sales and operations planning (S&OP) allowed planners to accurately forecast demand to meet upcoming product launch and replenishment requirements.
Developed root cause and corrective action reports to minimize supplier-related problems.
Equipped the newly designed network to satisfy business requirements at the lowest operating cost.
Installed new processes for better order management, behaviors and controls to expedite the fulfillment process.
Focused on S&OP to increase forecast accuracy and the rate of product circulation from warehouse to consumer.
Greater emphasis on sales and operations planning resulted in: