May 17, 2020

How Cisco transformed its supply chain

Technology
William Phillips
2 min
The Cisco supply chain is highly diverse, extensive, and global. With more than 300 product families, Cisco has a wide range of gear targeted at a spect...

The Cisco supply chain is highly diverse, extensive, and global. With more than 300 product families, Cisco has a wide range of gear targeted at a spectrum of customers with vastly different expectations and fulfillment requirements.

Most Cisco products use a configure-to-order (CTO) production model. Products are built based on confirmed customer orders. A large percentage of Cisco growth comes through acquisitions, and they bring their own supply chain requirements and processes that need to be integrated into Cisco core operations.

Like many large enterprises in today’s fiercely competitive climate, Cisco looked toward optimizing its supply chain to increase business scale and agility. Throughout the planning and execution, supply chain stakeholders and Cisco IT kept a laser focus on business requirements and the capabilities needed to support them.

It simplified and consolidated supply chain business processes and its ERP system, and created a standardized, automated, end-to-end workflow. Today, 85 percent of the US$43 billion Cisco revenue is captured on the new platform. The transformation has enabled:

● Nimble expansion into new and emerging markets

● Shorter time to market for new products and offers

● Rapid acquisition integration

● Freight savings

● Intelligent scheduling

● Improved customer and partner experience.

 

Jun Kim, APJC Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations VP at Cisco will attend Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer Summit as a keynote speaker and share how Cisco is harnessing the power of digitization. The summit will be staged in Singapore on 08 June 2017.

Find further information at: http://manufacturing.sco-summit.com/2017/index.php

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Jun 18, 2021

New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live

Supplychain
Procurement
digitaltransformation
2 min
Two leading executives join the lineup for this September’s inaugural supply chain and procurement live event, Procurement & Supply Chain Live

Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event. 

Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Procurement & Supply Chain Live today and enjoy special early bird rates

The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. 

We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.


Shaun Plunkett 


VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd

Shaun Plunkett


Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries. 

Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE


Vikram Singla

Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd

Vikram Singla


Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.

 

Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company. 

CLICK HERE to secure your place at Procurement & Supply Chain Live

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