STREAMLINING DEMAND PLANNING
Perform an analysis of historical sales, identifying multiple SKUs that consistently drive demand spikes.
The Tauber team developed a capacity planning tool and associated training documentation that, along with the key SKUs, were communicated to the production facilities to enable them to level load the facilities in preparation for demand spikes. The team then designed a new business process to better align sales, marketing, demand planning, and operations to establish proper metrics and information sharing across all functions. Implementation of the new business process will drastically increase supply chain responsiveness and is expected to lead to an estimated one-time cash savings of $2M – $6M in safety stock reduction for the abrasives portfolio and annual cost savings of $1M – $4M in overtime and expediting fees.
Read the 2017 3M Team Project Executive Summary in the 2017 SPOTLIGHT! book.
Kimberly Moore–Master of Business Administration
David Timmes –Master of Business Administration
Laurie Altman–Vice President and General Manager | Automotive Aftermarket Division
Robert Silbernagel –Global Manufacturing Operations Manager
Debra Levantrosser–College of Engineering
Eric Svaan–Ross School of Business
About Tauber Team Projects:
The 2017 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $575 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $18.5 million per project over 3 years.