Consumer Goods Supply Chain Consultant

Consumer Goods Consultant - Supply Chain Learning Path

This learning path is for consultants, project managers and business analysts who work on implementation projects for clients and need a deeper knowledge of supply chain management processes in consumer goods manufacturing and retailing. It assumes that learners have completed the consumer goods or the retail induction learning path or have equivalent knowledge from past projects.

Select any of the circles along the path to find out more about each step.

A customized set of training classes  and job aids for those who work on supply chain implementation projects for the Consumer Goods industry. Consumer Goods Organization Consumer Goods Financials and KPIs KPI Analyzer Tool Consumer Goods & Retail Supply Chain Consumer Goods Sales & Marketing Operations <Sales and Operations Planning Consumer Goods Manufacturing Key Manufacturing Processes Consumer Goods IT Application Quadrant Analysis Tool Sales and Inventory Management E-Learning Quantifying a Business Case Discovery Interview Questions Retail and Consumer Goods WIKI/EPSS Digital Badge Program

The Skills You Learn

By studying this learning path, consultants will gain these skills:

  1. Recognize the scope of and identify the needs of the various job roles in the consumer goods (CG) supply chain organization.
  2. Analyze financial statements and identify ways to grow sales, improve achieved gross margins, reduce supply chain expenses, improve inventory management and exploit added value services for retail customers.
  3. Analyze supply chain KPIs to identify where performance can be improved against competitors, peer groups and historical trends. 
  4. Identify and cater for the needs of different channels.
  5. Contribute to key processes within the master Sales and Operations planning process. 
  6. Review manufacturing processes to optimize inventory holdings of raw materials, work in progress stocks and finished goods stocks in support of sales and operations plans.
  7. Use quadrant analysis tools to identify the key IT systems in retailers and CG companies needed to support identified performance improvements. 
  8. Quantify potential improvements and their associated implementation costs to produce a robust return on investment.