Madison Springfield has provided supply chain optimization support to multinational clients from the consumer products sector.
Supply Chain Optimization
A global consumer products company was seeking to optimize its global supply chain. Perceived inefficiencies were impacting delivery lead times, working capital obligations, and quality control. To eliminate these issues, the company needed to assess those key nodes in its global supply chain.
At multiple manufacturing sites located in Europe and the US, Madison Springfield consultants performed a baseline supply chain assessment of the client processes in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, inventory management and sourcing. The team then benchmarked the client's performance in each of these areas against industry best practice to identify gaps. These gaps were then analyzed and courses of action were developed to eliminate these gaps.
The elimination of the identified performance gaps resulted in significant performance improvements across the supply chain and capital savings through reductions in work-in-process inventory. These enhancements enabled the client to leverage its supply chain as a competitive advantage.