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Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer
Regardless of where you are and what you do, we can all agree that having reliable mechanical systems regularly available is a quintessential aspect to our daily lives that we often take for granted. Households and organizations across North America utilize these systems in various capacities multiple times a day, and to find those services affected can be frustrating and costly.
Four years ago, Molly Kissell transitioned into the role Director of Integrated Demand Management at Campbell Soup. Campbell Soup’s demand forecast accuracy – as measured at the item/location one month following the forecast – had fallen into the mid-60s.
The initial goal simply sought to achieve historical levels of forecast accuracy. For the first couple years, they explored various benchmarking solutions – including participation in Chainalytics’ Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium (DPiC) – and worked to improve planners’ capabilities to use their new demand management solution.
Many products “settle” in their packages, appearing to take up much less space than they should. But settling isn’t the only issue with deceptive or “slack fill” packaging problems; these problems happen when manufacturers deliberately or inadvertently misrepresent the amount of product a consumer can “reasonably expect” when opening a package of tasty tidbits or expensive moisturizer.
Chainalytics’ packaging experts went to work with Energizer to reduce costs associated with packaging materials and with supply chain related items such as logistics, labor, storage, and warehousing.
Chainalytics and MIT worked with IPC to analyze its distribution network. Significant environmental savings resulted from Chainalytics’ Carbon Footprint Analysis.
Kraft Food’s partnership with Chainalytics has delivered both hard and soft benefits, enhancing efficiencies in its transportation network and improving relationships across the supply chain.
Sandwich maker Subway was an environmental leader long before sustainability was in vogue. When the Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) was formed in 1996—Subway’s franchisee-owned and operated buying cooperative—the group took a long hard look at its supply chain.
Clorox Finds Savings through Transportation Analytics that Reduce “Leakage” from Carrier Contracts to Execution
“Carried bid optimization” programs and technology can deliver significant savings to companies in procuring transportation versus current rates, but too often those potential savings are lost in both the negotiation and execution phases. Clorox worked with Chainalytics to reduce “leakage” in its bid optimization process.
Over the last three years, the quick-serve leader’s green logistics strategy has cut carbon emissions by 120,000 metric tons and reduced its oil consumption by 277,000 barrels annually—all while growing its number of stores by 12 percent. And they’ve only just begun.
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