Demand Driven Transformation with Rick Sather of Kimberly-Clark

By June 26, 2013

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Rick Sather, Vice President of Customer Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark, is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  Hear how Kimberly-Clark transformed their supply chain to improve costs, take lead times out and improved their top-line sales.

Regina Denman is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Rick Sather on how Kimberly-Clark made the transition to becoming demand driven.  Rick discusses how they integrated the supply chain teams and the sales teams and how that has helped them make the connection from the shelf all the way back. They looked at how they could take cash out of the system and now how can they make sure they have right product at the right place for a commercial benefit.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #26


Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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