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The SLC Benchmark Data Base™, comprised of extensive supply chain best practices, provides a solid foundation for quickly identifying and implementing highly effective, pragmatic solutions.  This powerful knowledge base has been developed over decades of supply chain consulting projects with leading, best-in-class companies representing a broad spectrum of products, channels and industries.  Our partnerships consistently yield successful results.

Trade Customization Benchmark Study

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POP Customization activities represent a cost of over $14 billion per year within the CPG market -- growing at an annual rate of over 3%.  Customization business processes have a significant impact on your profitability, service levels, and customer satisfaction.  Benchmarking helps companies to proactively identify best demonstrated practices that lead to improved profitability, service, and asset utilization.

The Trade Customization Benchmark Study focuses on obtaining input from a cross-section of cooperating companies.  The study provides participants with insights including:
▪ how customization supply network structures impact costs
▪ outsourcing trends
▪ assembly and fulfillment strategies
▪ planning horizons and cycle times
▪ trade customization practices
▪ returns, scrap/rework and slow moving/obsolete
▪ key performance measurements and indicators


Service Offerings
Display Best Practices Assessment
Operations Strategy & Lean Solutions
Post-Merger & Acquisition Integration
Trade Customization Benchmark Study

Improvements realized by participants include:

reduced costs

shorter cycle times

improved component utilization

decreased scrap & SLOB

assembly process simplification

expanded program offerings

enhanced service & flexibility

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Trade Customization Benchmark
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