Climbing up the planning process maturity curve

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The customer

A world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings, with 28 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium.

  • Challenges

    • Business units with different maturity, organizational setup and aspirations
    • Supply Chain considered as a supporting function and subordinated to manufacturing excellences
    • Decentralized, non-integrated planning initiatives. Limited experience with transformation programs.
  • Solutions

    Bluecrux supported in:

    • Creating a supply chain maturity roadmap
    • Development of an operation model
    • Predesign of planning processes and business requirements definition
    • Business case development
    • Shortlisting suitable APS vendors and facilitation of RFP process
  • Results

    • C-Level acknowledgement of Supply Chain importance & sense of urgency to increase maturity
    • Management buy-in for future operating models
    • Standardized planning processes for increased planning maturity
    • Long and shortlist of APS tools leading to APS tool selection

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