Competitive advantage from cost to serve

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Competition in the automotive industry is tough and cost to serve is a critical issue for equipment suppliers.

European Logistics & Supply Chain ConferenceNRF, a leader in design, production and distribution of OE quality products within the field of heating, cooling and air conditioning systems for cars and light trucks, believes that focusing on cost to serve can deliver a strategic competitive advantage.

Rick Stoevenbeld, supply chain manager at NRF, will look at how to deliver a global cost to serve project when he speaks at the European Logistics & Supply Chain Conference in October.

He will also examine how cost to serve insights and supply chain analytics can boost your profitability management. And he will consider how cost-to-serve can be an integrated part of the (future) supply chain visibility and transparency control tower dashboard.

The European Logistics & Supply Chain Conference takes place on 7th and 8th October at
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport in Amsterdam.

It brings together supply chain thought leaders together from across Europe to explore industry developments, share ideas and network with like-minded senior executives looking for practical solutions to their challenges.

Susanne Van Iersel, head of integrated business planning at The Kraft Heinz company, will examine the challenge of building a high performing team in a supply chain organisation at the conference. She will also assess the importance of various skills and competencies compared to the having the right operational profile to succeed within the supply chain.

Telenet’s head of supply chain, Kurt Schilders, will focus on how to develop a better end-to-end supply chain when he makes the opening address at the conference.

He will explain how Telenet integrated with a retail organisation and what types of benefits and challenges were faced.

Sky Deutschland’s vice president of supply chain operations, Christian Patz, will also be speaking at the conference. He will focus on Sky Deutschland’s internal turnaround programme, which has resulted in improvements in customer service, efficiency and productivity.


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