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For Eastman Kodak, positioning a demand-driven supply chain model to fit this redefined market required vision, an eye for detail, and precise timing. A picture can speak a thousand words and for Eastman Kodak Company, digital pictures say twice as much as traditional photographic film.
Bydigital photography had significantly reduced the use of traditional film—particularly with Western consumers—and with it, much of Kodak's business.
InKodak launched a comprehensive business overhaul, focusing on moving the business from traditional print to digital. At the same time, the company revamped its supply chain, moving from a traditional to a demand-driven logistics model. These actions are now beginning to click.
For the first time in the company's history, more than half of its revenue last year came from digital products and services.
One key element of that transformation is Kodak's new supply chain strategy. As part of the company's plan to free up cash, Kodak decided to move to a demand-driven model, says Michael Cattalani, Kodak's manager of suppliers, logistics operations.
Commercializing the Supply Chain What exactly is Kodak positioning demand-driven supply chain? His definition encompasses not only real-time demand management, but also managing future supply and demand during planning cycles.
Hence, Kodak's weak financial position. Conventional logic blames Kodak's weak position on the product. Why is this so? Because most people believe the better product wins in the marketplace. And. Position of Kodak, had they adopted digital imaging strategy in 80s and 90s. The digital imaging era began in , when Sony launched the 1st filmless camera to the market. During this period, Kodak ignored the change in the market and kept on going with the traditional imaging. Porter's Five Forces A MODEL FOR INDUSTRY ANALYSIS. The model of pure competition implies that risk-adjusted rates of return should be constant across firms and industries.
In short, demand-driven best practices "commercialize the supply chain, making it generate and shape revenue," says Lapide. Companies should think about what they sell, for example shaping demand to sales and linking that to their supply chain, "so when demand comes in, they are prepared for it," he says.
Companies can plan by the month or week—uniting the marketing, sales, customer service, and supply chain teams for a robust outlook. In the long term, companies should link customer service policies and customer segmentation to their supply chain needs, says Lapide. Instead, many firms rely on their sales and marketing team to make demand decisions, which may not be the most profitable.
Sometimes you want to promote products, and marketing is responsible for pushing them by shaping and creating demand. The Right Formula For Kodak, winning business meant developing the right formula for a demand-driven supply chain.
The company looked to Toyota as a model for best practices, starting the demand-driven approach with its manufacturing operations, then moving the process to logistics, says Cattalani. The goal was to reduce inventory and costs while increasing cycle times.
Kodak met these goals, and others, including more effective dock door management and a more reliable, routine logistics structure. The first leg of Kodak's demand-driven journey was developing a cross-functional team supported by executive management.
One advantage was that senior managers "were willing to stick their necks out to improve Kodak's processes," says Garbach.
Kodak produces materials in a nearly just-in-time fashion, so we were able to remove risk and fear from the supply chain, while also working with senior managers to develop contingency plans. The Consolidation Cure As part of its transition to a demand-driven supply chain, Kodak completely disassembled its less-than-truckload transportation with suppliers.
Before, each supplier shipped its own goods to Kodak plants. Under the new, demand-driven plan, Kodak consolidates supplier shipments by geography, making more frequent deliveries to the plants, and uses trucks containing material from multiple suppliers. In addition, it has standardized supply chain processes across the organization and across suppliers, allowing it to instantly spot abnormalities.
The company also implemented new crossdocking techniques. Instead of storing material not immediately needed on the floor, it is now crossdocked, and shipments to docks are scheduled.
The crossdock is the middle step between suppliers and the factory.Kodak achieved a top three position in several of the digital categories it competed in, including online services and digital cameras.
These markets were far more competitive and lower in margin than film but Kodak was holding its own there, although the cost structure was clearly a problem looming on the horizon. The Kodak Brand Lesson: Your Heritage is Not Your Future Alan Brew Jan 26, Kodak’s recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is a historic comedown for a brand that once defined American industrial power and innovation.
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Use of included USB accessory assures IP66 protection. Picture this: 80 percent of your traditional business disappears within five years. For Eastman Kodak, positioning a demand-driven supply chain model to fit this redefined market required vision, an eye for detail, and precise timing.
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