Who Is "Transforming Supply Chains With Maria" For?

WHO THE BOOK IS FOR

– Directors and executives of medium-sized and large businesses who work in critical functional areas such as Supply Chain—including Sourcing and Procurement; IT; Marketing, and Finance.

– If you are wondering whether this book is for Latinas or women only, it is NOT. Indeed, this book highlights the importance of diversity. With only women or only Latinas, you wouldn’t reap the benefits of diversity.

– Even though the main focus of this book is on supply chain digital transformations in medium-sized business and large enterprises, many tools and concepts offered can be applied to small companies and startups.

WHO THE BOOK IS NOT FOR

– If your interest is in digital transformation within warehousing and logistics—for example, bar coding or RFID technology, then this book is not for you. Your interests would be a great topic for another book, though.

– If you are looking for the IT aspects of deployments—for example, the technical requirements of interfaces, then this is outside of the scope. This book is written from a functional supply chain perspective.

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THE CHALLENGES

This cannot be happening! Late again with a launch for Walmart, all because of a corrugated box! It wasn’t in the BOM (bill of materials). You rushed a PO (purchase order) with a domestic supplier. You had no option other than to pay for expedited freight. Those negotiated savings with a supplier in China? Gone.

You are now about to have a meeting with Finance to show how you plan to increase EBIT by quarter and by month. How is that possible when you have so many fires to put out daily? How can you think of scaling operations and taking your organization or business to the next level when you are facing all these challenges? You take a quick break to get some coffee. When you are back at your desk, you find this book that I wrote for you.

THE SOLUTION

This book is about how supply chain digital transformations can help you to deliver results with a high ROI. A recent publication from McKinsey[1] notes that the biggest future impact on revenue and EBIT growth is through digitizing supply chain; companies can expect an increase of up to 3.2% in EBIT and 2.3% in annual revenue growth.

“The biggest weapon a company has to outperform its competitors over the next three years is the digital supply chain, which will dramatically improve…

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About The Author Page

Marcia is the Founder and Managing Partner of USM Supply Chain, an innovative supply chain consulting business based in New York, and certified by the NY and NJ Minority Supplier Development Council. The business’s expertise is in cost reduction through strategic sourcing and supply chain digital transformations.

Over her 15 years of experience in supply chain, Marcia has helped mid-sized and large companies including Alcoa (aluminum), Cummins Inc. (automotive), Lindt Chocolates (food), and Coty (beauty).

Marcia holds an MBA from Michigan State University—consistently ranked among the top supply chain programs. She is also certified in Six Sigma and she is an SAP Ariba functional consultant. Her bachelor’s degree is in accounting.

Marcia delights in supply chain transformations and data, and she enjoys writing about supply chain, women in business, and entrepreneurship. Some of her work has been featured in Forbes.

When their three children do not fight, Marcia and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of Alex, Emma, and Rebecca (Becky).

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