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Kraft Heinz to unite supply chain in 'Ops Center' to save $2B in 5 years 

20 days ago



Dive Brief:

  • Kraft Heinz will join together historically disparate supply chain functions under a new operating model, which executives say will save the company $2 billion over the next five years. "Integrated Business Planning is not new to the world," CEO Miguel Patricio said at the company's Investor Day event Tuesday. "But it is new to Kraft Heinz."
  • The integrated strategy will run through what Kraft Heinz calls the Ops Center, which will join the company's procurement, production and distribution teams along with marketing and R&D.
  • The strategy will include an unspecified SKU reduction that is already in progress. In the last few months, Kraft Heinz has reduced its SKU count by approximately 20%, according to Carlos Abrams-Rivera, the U.S. zone president.

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