Whirlpool Case Study Essays

2016 Words Aug 10th, 2013 9 Pages

Whirlpool Corporation
Evolution of a supply chain
Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales over $19 billion, more than 80,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing and technology research centers globally. Consumers around the world enjoy Whirlpool’s innovative products marketed under Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names. With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage. However,
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Penske LLP became an extension of Whirlpool – in every business, staff and budget meeting. From a financial perspective, Penske LLP provided Whirlpool with an enhanced ability to view supplier’s KPls integrated with financials. This scorecard provided a clear picture of performance. Penske LLP developed a monthly reporting process for Whirlpool to review at a high level the LLP, RDC and LDC scorecards, as well as the scorecard for every provider location. Penske LLP began conducting monthly reviews with all providers and Whirlpool using the scorecard as the basis to identify best practices and areas for improvement. RDC scorecard metrics include inventory cycle count accuracy, damage as a percent of throughput, inbound on-time

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