P&G open new planning centre in Ohio

By Pooja Kondhia

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Procter & gamble, North america

Personal care products giant Proctor and Gamble held an opening for its new North American supply chain planning service centre in Cincinnati, Ohio recently.

The new facility is expected to take on about 1,000 new employees by next year, with the creation of 350 new jobs in Ohio, along with the movement of about 650 employees to the city of Cincinnati.

A company spokesperson has stated that P&G has approximately 40 network planning sites in North America; it is this work which is being consolidated in to one central site in Cincinnati, “in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency​”.

Effectiveness and efficiency

With the aim to create a stronger and smoother work force, P&G’s North America Supply Chain Planning Service Center will, according to a company spokesperson, “leverage size and scale, consolidate planning tasks, and strengthen supply chain capability to work processes across all 40 sites and logistics operations in North America​.”

Furthermore, the centralized planning provided by the Supply Chain Planning Service Center will drive faster innovation and supply management efficiencies, and critical components to how we touch and improve more consumers’ lives​.”

The new planning service centre is also the first of about six to eight planning service centers intended to be built around the world over the next few years.

Innovation

Earlier in the year, in a bid for smoother operational capabilities and continually promote growth, P&G identified four different categories of innovation to focus on.

The four categories consist of commercial innovation; sustaining innovation; transformational sustaining innovation; and disruptive market innovation.

Commercial innovation exploits current benefits to drive new levels of trial, such as the Olympics or the Old Spice campaign.

Sustaining innovation include upgrades and line extensions that help grow P&G’s market share in existing categories.

Transformational sustaining innovation, which has been termed ‘big breakthroughs on existing brands’, raises the competitive bar in each category and generally grows the categories in which P&G competes. Disruptive market innovation creates new categories or segments.

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