DSC CFO to participate in Chicago CFO Executive Summit, May 23

DSC CFO David Copeland will participate in the Chicago CFO Executive Summit, May 23 at the Hyatt-Regency in Chicago, in the session Dollars and Sense – Finance as a Business Partner, which will be moderated by John O’Rourke, VP of Host Analytics, Inc. The session will explore how CFOs can support and link operational planning to financial planning, delving into ways to expand finance’s influence and further unite finance and organizational effectiveness. David and Margaret Koenigs, SVP and CFO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will serve as co-discussion leaders to facilitate dialogue among participants. More

1. Going through a merger or an acquisition
2. Starting up a supply chain
3. Outsourcing for the first time
4. Entering a new market or new location
5. Meeting special customer demands
6. Keeping up with business growth
7. Needing faster, more or different information
8. Looking for a broader solution
9. Eliminating inefficiencies
10. Increasing flexibility
DSC’s VP, Health Care Solutions, speaks at biologistics workshop

Dave Bode, DSC’s VP, Health Care Solutions,
was a speaker and panelist at an Industry Technical Workshop on “BioLogistics in the Changing Healthcare World” at Northwestern University,
April 20.  more

HOW DSC helped newly-combined Unilever, Bestfoods and Lipton reorganize their supply chain
Managing successful simultaneous start-ups on a tight timetable

When businesses are merged or acquired by another organization, changes often take place immediately. Resources of the organizations must be integrated seamlessly, limiting disruption in the flow of the supply chain.

In the case of Unilever Bestfoods (UBF), DSC Logistics helped to streamline the new supply chain in only a few months with major changes in three key locations: consolidating Bestfoods and Unilever (Lipton) operations from two locations into one, taking over operations in California from another provider and starting up a second California location.

We approached this start-up like we always do, sending in the SCOUTs, (Supply Chain On-site Unification Teams), to make sure the operation ran smoothly-right from the start.

DSC also provided leadership of the supply chain transformation in systems integration. We handled the administration of the entire transportation system. And, we managed the conversion-in just one weekend-from the two different systems used by Lipton and Bestfoods to one: one order, one shipment, one invoice.