Luiz Barberini - Operations Manager at
I´m a 53-years old Brazilian mechanical engineer. I´ve studied and worked all my life, focusing on supply chain. Besides my work at a multinational pharmaceutical company, I also teach supply at universities in Brazil. I´m a former shooting instructor, married for 28 years, have 3 children (now grown men) and two dogs. Don´t like carnival, but love barbecue with friends and family, as well as biking, walking and traveling.
There are companies that relies exclusively on internal resources for production and other ones that utilizes external capacities in order to optimize their resources. These full internal ones seem to be more flexible (based on an installed capacity) but carries more fixed costs. The external-manufacturing ones present a rational cost but lack some exclusivity in their production lines.
Any adopted model that guarantees full customer service might be considered effective. An efficient supply chain takes the best outcome from the resources you allocate and when using these resources in such a a way that it gets 100% service level, you´re ok. Those resources will vary upon the model you use and the complexity of your operations.
Full Impact! By one side, we can be more effective the better we forecast, and nowadays we have different ways to determine sell-out demands and convert it in business needs. On the other end, the tracking data we have at our transports and the use of effective models allows us to act proactively in the distribution chain.
A great one, indeed. It focuses on aspects like our people, customer value & trust and competitiveness – simple metrics that are the really important ones. We also rely on a few “license to operate” pillars that are the foundations of the execution profile . Actually it took a lot of time and effort to build up a simple yet effective vision of our strategy
We must improve our capacity to anticipate customers’ needs and fulfil these needs. We can use a different predictable model that considers other factors that impact in service level. I also understand that some technical characteristics will be very similar among competitors and one way to differentiate the service we offer is through an effective relationship model – and to build up this B2B -> P2P movement is a challenge.
At PSIP we have the opportunity to identify TRENDS! We must understand that we´ll be in touch with very new concepts and experiences and nothing comes ready to use in a everyone-basis condition. So we can see , at first-hand, what are the actions happening on top companies and extrapolate to our own companies, adequating to one´s situation but having a vision on what can be obtained through these new processes / techniques.