Supply Chain Excellence at Beiersdorf with Daniel Weber

By July 18, 2013

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Daniel Weber, SVP of Supply Chain at Beiersdorf, is our very special guest on this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interviews Daniel on the reasons why his company is able to perform on top of our Supply Chain Index analysis. Hear his story of why it is a marathon not a sprint at his company to do so.

Constance Korol is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Daniel Weber, SVP of Supply Chain at Beiersdorf as they discuss the recent findings in our company’s Supply Chain Index Research. Our research showed that year over year Beiersdorf  had cash to cash/inventory improvement where Lora states is pretty unique. Daniel talks about how their company treats supply chain as an end to end process not a function. He also shares thoughts on leadership and what’s next for the company. Hear his “running event” advice for supply chain leaders that are trying to change supply chain at their company to an end to end process. It is more of a marathon than a sprint.

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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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