Consulting case studies

Sep 01, 2013

Thinking differently, reaping the rewards

How one of the largest consumer products companies in the world was able to identify more than $1B in savings with supply chain innovation.

Client challenge

Stretch thinking and disrupt status quo to:

  • Cut > $1B costs, on top of their annual goal
  • Better prepare for future growth
  • Take advantage of new opportunities

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PwC's solution

Capture knowledge to enable transformation and inspire from:

  • A cross-disciplinary team of operational transformation experts
  • A series of multi-day workshops with global supply chain execs utilizing PwC’s Catalyst techniques to encourage breakthrough thinking

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Impact on client's business

  • 5 transformation platforms to drive > $1B in cost savings
  • A plan to achieve a flexible end-to-end supply chain
  • A stronger, aligned internal global team 
  • Changed “We can’t” to “why not?” thinking
  • New belief in the power of internal & external information sharing

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Related business issues

Align costs with business strategy

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Vinay Couto
Principal, Strategy&

Rodger Howell
Principal, PwC's Strategy&
Tel: +1 (708) 267 0590

John Plansky
Senior Partner
Tel: +1 (617) 521 8801

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