Product Introduction and Delisting – Improving the Supply Chain Efficiency and Effectiveness

ECR Australasia 2010.09.24

Publication Date: 2010 Publication Language: English Publication Country/Region: ECR Australasia Publication Type: Bluebook Companies involved: ECR Australasia, Accenture Author: n/a

The Product Introduction and Delisting report evaluates the operational inefficiencies and unnecessary costs for supplier, retailers and wholesalers through the introduction of new product lines and delisting of others, and outlines processes aimed at optimising the management of ranging decisions.

A cross industry project team conducted a detailed survey, a review of global best-practice and a number of industry workshops to understand current performance levels, underlying issues and to identify a set of recommended improvement actions.
For example the findings of an industry wide survey identify the cost of poor execution is significant and that supply chain budget over-runs for product launches alone are estimated to average 1% of revenue annually.
The Product Introduction and Delisting report includes:-
• The study findings including survey results, key findings and recommendations
• New Product Introduction and Delisting self assessment tool
• Examples of Product Lifecylce Management Processes
• Sample New Product Introduction and Delisting metrics
• Local and international case studies depicting best practice.
ECR Australasia extends thanks to the project participants for their invaluable input and to Accenture for their project management and facilitation throughout the project.
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