P&G recognized at NextGen Supply Chain Conference

What does it take to be a supply chain visionary? Ignacio Arranz answered this question at the NextGen Supply Chain Conference in Chicago from October 17th to 19th, 2022.

Arranz, Procter & Gamble’s Senior Vice President of Supply Innovation and Global Physical Distribution, accepted this year’s Visionary Award on behalf of the leader in the CPG space. The annual award, sponsored by the Association for Supply Chain Management, is presented to a supply chain organization that is a leader in its industry.

In a 30-minute fireside chat moderated by Abe Eshkenzi, CEO of ASCM, Arranz outlined the evolution of P&G’s supply chain from Supply 1.0 to Supply 3.0. With Supply 1.0, the organization focused internally on optimizing P&G’s manufacturing operations. Supply 2.0 added an external lens to the supply chain, including integration of planning with suppliers, digitization and the first steps towards end-to-end supply chain synchronization.

Ignacio Arranz (right) discusses the CPG leader’s new direction with Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of ASCM.

In Supply 3.0, P&G is building an end-to-end synchronized, sustainable and resilient supply chain, empowered by data analytics and enabled by an organization at the forefront of transformation, governance and leadership.

Arranz described a framework based on four pillars: resilience to full care; seamless data connection with customers and suppliers; enable the company to achieve its 2040 sustainability goals; and a superior workforce and Integrated Work Systems (IWS) 5.0 throughout the supply chain.

Separately, P&G executives Adrienne C. Palermo and Jessica Robledo Garcia presented how the company is accelerating business value by digitally upskilling its supply chain professionals, starting at the line level. The Citizen Developer initiative empowers employees at all levels of the organization with programming tools and the ability to build new applications to solve persistent problems such as: B. Predicting the impact of extreme weather events on P&G’s product portfolio.

Established in 2020, the NextGen Visionary Award recognizes companies that take initiatives that encompass the processes recognized by the SCOR model, along with talent development, diversity, equity & inclusion or other ESG initiatives.

Past winners include:

2020 – Honeywell, which worked hard to rebuild its facilities and assets to manufacture much-needed PPE in the early days of the pandemic and to convert a Miami convention center into a treatment facility for COVID patients.

2021 – American Eagle Outfitters, AEO, for its Supply Chain 2.0 initiative, which leverages NextGen technologies to create a common order fulfillment and last-mile delivery platform for small to medium-sized retailers.

To learn more about Procter & Gamble, visit http://www.pg.com.

To learn more about the NextGen Supply Chain Awards, visit http://www.nextgensupplychainconference.com/en/NextGen-page.

The NextGen Supply Chain Conference is hosted annually by Supply Chain Management Review and Peerless Media.

About the author

Bob Trebilcock Bob Trebilcock, Editor-in-Chief, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain issues for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. Trebilcock is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 603-852-8976.

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