Integration of Regional Supply Chain Into Global Operations Without Customer Disruption

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Problem Statement

End-to-End Transformation

To leverage its market position in the high-growth Asia market and support a global consolidation strategy after a successful string of corporate acquisitions, this Fortune 50 leader embarked to transform its entire Japan supply chain, as well as regional planning capabilities, through the implementation of a new technology that would integrate operations into the sector-wide global supply chain landscape

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Objective

On-Time & On-Budget

Engagement to lead the project across all value-streams.

Deployment of new strategic capabilities to support growth for global supply chain and finance, establishment of the Company as an innovative, responsive, and customer-focused market leader through efficiencies of an integrated global process, and the reduction of costs through lower inventory days of supply, scrap, downstream outlays, and outsourcing volumes.

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Solution

Relentless Perfectionism

Integration of all regional IT operation and deployed global shared services in place of local redundant support centers.

Confirmation that all automations generated faster and more accurate delivery of customer products with lower overhead against baseline.

Deployment of advanced Business Intelligence capabilities to drive faster and more reliable metrics to reduce carrying costs.

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Success Factors

Build A Winning Team

Partnership at the management level to leverage Blue Skies Consulting’s extensive knowledge of industry and supply chain best practices.

Adoption by project team of a mature project governance methodology that effectively managed project velocity and assured quality of deliverables.

Utilization of cross-disciplinary resources in key management roles to drive alignment among IT and business and effectively partner with all stakeholders.

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Outcomes

Benchmark for Victory

Delivered a full functionality fit with zero customer impact and normal throughput volumes on day one after go-live.

Fully realized business case as the transformation was completed on-time and on-budget, and delivered the strategic capabilities.

Accelerated user adoption through effective change management and solution stabilization resulted in faster resource draw down and re-allocation to parallel initiatives.