Day two began with remarks by Steve Dubrow, today’s conference chair. Richard Goldberg, Vice President of Corporate Quality at Cisco gave a terrific overview of Cisco Lean. First he explained what Cisco Lean is:

Cisco Lean is going:
•From push to pull
•From higher inventory levels to inventory reduced across supply chain
•From redundant processes to simplified consol and more efficient processes
•From higher IT systems complexity to increased flexibility and scalability of IT systems
•From good supply chain management to best in class supply chain management

Next he spoke of the Lean change elements:
•People – evolving roles
•Process- simplify
•Tools and systems – process focuses architecture
•Strategy execution

And finally Cisco Lean results:
•40 % reduction in inventory to contract managers
•Purchase order transition to partners
•Component manufacturers accepting purchase orders directly from Cisco

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