Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Journey

Caribou Coffee’s Supply Chain Journey

February 02, 2015

Recently, I sat down with Karen Francois of Caribou Coffee to discuss their supply chain journey. This company’s supply chain transformation is impressive and enviable and I encourage you to watch the webcast, Caribou Coffee – More than Counting Beans, to learn more about how this manufacturer, distributor and retailer is progressing towards a robust sales and operations planning (S&OP) driven organization.

Caribou Coffee WebcastMy colleague, Bob Cowdrick, was also on that webcast and shared some insights about the supply chain journey I would like to share with you. This is a journey. There is no end or destination and this journey continues as your business evolves, the markets change and your customers’ needs and want evolve.

On the Webcast, Bob walks us through the many stages of the supply chain journey. And, while your journey may not be in the same order, each stage is a critical learning and growing experience for the organization.

  1. Simple Spreadsheets
  2. Spreadsheets and Databases
  3. Basic Reporting
  4. Best of Breed Solutions
  5. Exception Management
  6. Budgeting and S&OP
  7. Advanced Analytics
  8. Integrated Business Planning
  9. Collaboration with Trading Partners

Have you mapped out your supply chain journey? What does it look like and what challenges do you find? Let us know at blog@logility.com and we will share some of the responses in a future post.
 
  Caribou Coffee Webcast

Karin Bursa is a vice president at Logility. She can be reached at blog@logility.com

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