CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

Idea / Supply Chain and Quality


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

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • 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

  • Outsourcing

  • Reduce costs & focuses management time on integration & innovations (new ways to excel), not managing transactions

  • Inventory Management

  • 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

  • Makes recommendations

  • Identifies new opportunities

  • Develops plans

  • 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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