Planning is necessary to control inventory and production processes. Companies always try to match supply with total demand by drawing up an action plan with analyses. Purchasing what is planned is ‘Source’. Planning what is needed for production is ‘Make’ and achieving significant service levels by delivering on time with the specified lead time is ‘Deliver’.
Functions: Chief Operations Officer, VP Supply Chain, Executive Director Supply Chain Planning, Supply Network Development Director, Demand Manager, S&OP Director, New Product & Clinical Supply Planning.
Sourcing is identifying suppliers who will purchase goods and services to meet planned/actual demand in the most economical and efficient manner. There are certain standards that suppliers must meet so that the company can provide quality goods to the customer.
Functions: Chief Procurement Officer, VP Purchasing, Director Procurement, Supplier/Vendor Manager, Director Strategic Sourcing.
According to consumer preference, the company will perform all activities related to the conversion of raw material into the final product. Activities such as assembly, testing and packaging are done in this element of Supply Chain Management. Consumer feedback creates a win-win situation for both (manufacturer and end user) as the company continuously improves its production operations.
Functions: Chief Operations Officer, Plant Director, Manufacturing Director, Site Director, Regional Director Operations, Production Manager, Lean Program Director, WCOM / Lean Manager, Packaging Manager.
Contribute to direct/indirect integration with consumers. It contributes significantly to the improvement of the company’s brand image. The final products and services requested by the consumer must meet expectations through the company’s delivery channels and logistics services.
Functions: VP Logistics, Site Director, Business Development Director, Vertical Industry Director, VP Commercial Relations, Operations Manager, Director Transport Management, Control Tower Lead, Director European Warehouse Network, Director Logistics Solutions, Global Logistics Director.
It is a customer support process after delivery that is associated with all types of returned products. It is also known as “Reverse Logistics”. It is one of the most important parts of supply chain management to minimize potential deterioration of customer relationship.
Functions: Plant Director, Manufacturing Director, Site Director, Regional Director of Operations, Production Manager, Lean Program Director, WCOM / Lean Manager, Packaging Manager.