CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Michael McCracken, Member, Business Consultant, United States
DO YOU HAVE ONE? CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO HAVE ONE?
Supply Chain Management
Sits in the center of process-driven organizations, where it focuses on integration and partnerships in order to meet customers’ needs on a timely basis, with relevant and high quality products, produced and delivered in a cost-effective manner
It’s complex: from ideas and designs to sources of raw material to the manufacturing plants to distributors to final consumers
Ensures delivery of the right product (quality), to the right location, in the right quantity, at the right time (on-time delivery), in the most profitable (at the right price) manner
Often a “gating” factor for increased growth is the ability of the supply chain to meet increasingly complex and growing customer demands for services and capabilities
A recent concept has emerged
… the CSCO (Chief Supply Chain Officer)
… Do you have One?
… Do you need One?
… Can you afford NOT to have one?
What does a CSCO do?
Provide operating and financial expertise
Supply Chain Management
t Focus on integration and partnerships to meet customers’ needs on a timely basis, with delivery of high quality products, produced and delivered in the most profitable manner
Use Systems Thinking - looking at the value chain, understanding the linkages and interactions between system elements, and recognizing small catalytic events can cause large changes in the system
t Control costs - leading to higher profits. With purchased products accounting for as much as 75% of total cost, can be an invaluable tool selecting suppliers best suited to provide maximum value
Reduce costs & focuses management time on integration & innovations (new ways to excel), not managing transactions
Reduce inventory levels through lean manufacturing techniques
One way to jump start the process
… an Executive Advisor
Creates and develops innovative ideas and possible actions
Identifies new opportunities
Coordinates plans to ensure activities are integrated
Assists developing and implementing the strategic plan
Leads projects as necessary
Offers management oversight
Provides operating and financial expertise
Develops organization design options
Next step – contact us to
Review - get started - get better
Review your current Supply Chain process … or
Develop your supply chain plan … or
Assist improving your supply chain execution
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