Supply chain value driver

Top three differentiating practices

Maximum delivery performance

1. Collaboration with key customers on planning (e.g. effective forecasting)

2. End-to-end supply chain planning and visibilty

3. Vendor-managed-inventory direct-replenishment model

Minimised costs

1. Best-cost country sourcing

2. Differentiated order-to-delivery time

3. Differentiated service level, including potential reduction

Maximum volume flexibilty

1. Internal capacity flexibility 80% - 120%

2. Flexible shift models/payment structure

3. Regional supply chain set-up

Minimised risks

1. Multiplication of sources and sole-sourcing avoidance

2. Regular review of suppliers’ financial risk and mitigation through risk-sharing partnerships

3. Visibilty and regular monitoring of main suppliers’ operational indicators

Complexity management

1. Development of multi skilled employees to cope with complexity

2. Late-stage product customisation

3. Use of distributors and other channel partners


1. Agreement with supply chain partners to adhere to highest ethical standards

2. Responsible supply chain partner footprint and procurement framework

3. Internal carbon footprint optimization and improvement

Tax optimisation and efficiency

1. Manufacturing and assembly optimization (toll manufacturing)

2. Localisation of inventory ownership in tax-efficient countries

3. Localisation of procurement organisation in tax-efficient countries (e.g. Singapore, Switzerland)