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Cosmetics Products Company
Tackling the Sources and Costs of Product Complexity at Global Cosmetics Products Company

Identified the sources and cost impacts of product complexity for a billion dollar manufacturer of cosmetic products. Initiatives included product simplification and harmonization (including packaging simplification), and optimization of the product launch process via cross-functional communication and use of packaging pallets. Significant savings $38-$40MM were discovered and worldwide rollout is expected after initial successes in the US and Europe.

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Industrial Goods Manufacturer
Developing Segmented Operations and Service Strategy at Full-line Industrial Goods Manufacturer

Devised an approach for segmenting SKUs in a diverse SKU environment based on a several qualitative factors such as contractual customer requirements, marketing strategy, and sourcing considerations, and a statistical scoring methodology incorporating several demand pattern factors such as sales, margin, demand variability, demand frequency, broken shipments, and requirements of top customers. Devised and implemented differentiated operations and service strategy (make-to-stock vs. manufacture-to-order) for the SKU segments which contributed to an 28% improvement in on-time delivery and a 25% reduction in inventory.

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Apparel Producer
Rapid Inventory and Supply Chain Cost Structure Diagnostic at Niche Apparel Producer

Conducted an inventory and cost structure diagnostic and created a plan for capture of opportunities at a recently acquired private equity portfolio company. Identified $11+MM in inventory reduction, $1.2–1.9+MM in overhead expense reduction, and $0.4–1.2MM in freight cost reduction opportunities.

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European Food Manufacturer
Improving UK Supply Chain Performance for Multi-National Soup Company

Worked hand in hand with UK manufacturing division managers to reduce and manage complexity, leverage purchasing scale, and simplify products, with a near-term target of capturing $5MM in aggregate savings in the first year while ensuring core operational processes were strengthened so that in year 2, the division could capture additional value from broader optimization of the supply chain. After 1 year, $4MM+ had been saved with another $2-3MM in savings expected over the next 6 months, and customer service had improved. Our team was then asked to review the entire European supply chain.

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