Our client is a recognized leader in the raw pet foods marketplace. They pride themselves on producing minimally processed, protein-packed, and never cooked dog and cat foods that preserve the integrity of every ingredient.
With twenty years of crafting and perfecting its raw recipes, our client is on a mission to put more ‘raw’ in more bowls to transform the lives of pets.
Along with its decades-long success came customer demand challenges revealing an opportunity to improve supply chain best practices and inventory control.
The POWERS team worked on-site with our client’s supply chain team at their corporate headquarters and manufacturing sites to review current processes and identify the current state of the supply chain.
The main purpose was to evaluate supply chain best practices for determining the appropriate working capital levels and define supply chain best practices to optimize the levels while maintaining a good service level for the key SKUs.
The Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process is the generally accepted approach for managing demand. The process will yield optimized forecast accuracy, inventory, and customer service when used appropriately.
After Engaging POWERS and Installing Supply Chain Best Practices
Comprehensive and collaborative ABC Product Segmentation cadence
Increased visibility of co-packer and internal manufacturing constraints
Revised S&OP cycle implementing a strategic approach
Developed Power BI Dashboards that were used during the E-SOP meeting
Increased focus on highest revenue/volume SKUs
20% Reduction of working capital (FP inventory)