Supply Chain Movement issue 36 | Innovation & Change

Contents Supply Chain Movement 36: Innovation & Change – 2020 Q1

Publication Date: March 6, 2020

In this issue the theme Innovation & Change will be central. During conferences or interviews, chief executives can regularly be heard to say that their company is currently undergoing a digital transformation. But what kind of transformation do they actually mean? Are they

10 | SCM Consulting Subway Map Europe 2020

In 2019, over 70% of Europe’s supply chain consultancy firms completed more projects, hired more consultants and invoiced more billable hours than in 2018. These are the key findings from Supply Chain Movement’s own study of 58 consultancy firms with offices in Europe. Each year, Supply Chain Movement surveys all major European consultancy firms that offer supply chain advice and positions them on its popular Subway Map. This is the seventh consecutive edition.

12 | Profile Francesca Gamboni, SVP Supply Chain, Groupe PSA

“The automotive industry is very challenging. It is extremely complex with a huge diversity in products and it’s very demanding from a cost management perspective. All in all, that makes it very exciting,” says Francesca Gamboni, senior vice president supply chain, of the Groupe PSA, the manufacturer of Citroën, Peugeot, DS, Opel and Vauxhall cars.
In addition, the industry is going through a huge transformation. For example, all of Groupe PSA’s new models will be electric or plug-in hybrid by the end of 2020. “We are doing a lot to address sustainability and as we develop further we want to tackle this issue in an holistic way.”

18 | Management: innovation & change management

Supply chain digitalization is driving a constant stream of innovation and transformation within companies. If there is a lack of focus on change management, every attempt to digitalize the supply chain is doomed to fail. In this article, Husqvarna, Bayer, Henkel and Nilfisk share their own experiences with change agents, readiness assessments and roadmaps. Such tools can help to create an organization that is more open to change, both now and in the future.

25 | Facts & Figures: innovation & transformation

26 | Supply chain start-ups are a popular investment

Investment in European supply chain start-ups is increasing at an explosive rate. Supply Chain Media’s study of 83 start-ups reveals that, between them, they have raised a phenomenal €550 million in funding in the past year, compared to a total of around €200 million in the two preceding years. This is the third consecutive year that Supply Chain Media has published a Maturity Matrix showing the most important European supply chain start-ups.

32 | The Sermon: Innovate or die

Over the past decades, innovation has become a buzzword that seems to appear at least once in any article that’s more than a hundred words long. The term ‘innovate or die’ is often used to emphasize just how important it is to come up with new ideas. Due to the ever-faster pace of technological advancement, digitalization and global connectivity, we face an ever-growing choice of new products and services. But what’s new and exciting today will be old news by tomorrow.

34 | Management: Supply Chain Academies

If they are to withstand the major challenges of our times, companies need to continue to evolve. That means having access to the right talent, but how can they develop that? A growing number of companies are setting up their own programmes or academies to nurture supply chain talent. They offer a mix of learning methods with a strong focus on applying the new-found knowledge in practice. Perhaps even more importantly, they should ensure high potentials have a learning mindset.

41 | Checklist Supply Chain Talent Management

43 | Agile supply chain is crucial for Rituals

49 | Agenda of Victoria Cantemir (Philips)

Philips is developing business models that will give consumers new ways to monitor and manage their health. By unlocking the power of data and artificial intelligence Philips wants to deliver effective yet cost-efficient solutions that support people throughout the continuum of care, from healthy living and prevention, through diagnosis, treatment and home care.
In parallel, Philips is investing in building a direct relationship with consumers through its direct-to-consumer (D2C) business. As director of supply chain direct-to-consumer Victoria Cantemir is analysing the last mile delivery and puzzling over its role in a supply chain that has to be sustainable and fit for the future.

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