INSIGHT, Inc., top international provider of planning solutions that power supply chain design for the world's foremost companies, discusses the recent announcement of the Heinz and Kraft merger.
H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Co., forming the third largest food and beverage company in North America. When global companies merge they need to rationalize their supply chains, eliminating overlap to create a robust supply network that meets customer service requirements while boosting bottom line profits. For maximum impact, supply chain planning must comprehensively evaluate the global supply chain to capitalize upon the dynamics of global markets, while excellence in supply chain design delivers superior results for shareholders and customers.
Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer, president and co-founder of INSIGHT, has been involved in numerous global supply chain mergers.
He says, “A significant portion of the value of an M&A deal must be unlocked through reconciliation of product lines and high-level redesign of a consolidated supply chain. SAILS from INSIGHT optimizes the most complex, global logistics networks - minimizing costs, streamlining operations, reducing inventory levels, meeting demanding customer service levels, and containing supply chain vulnerability risk, while maximizing profits.”