Jeroen Both, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accell Group

Since joining Accell Group in April 2015 my assignment is to develop, build and deliver the group supply chain strategy.  

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Overview

Supply chain management has become an important part of any organization in the modern world. It is said to be one of the most crucial aspects of doing business. The Brand Called You brings you top professionals working at big corporations who share their expertise in Supply Chains as a part of our latest series. 

In this interview, we welcome Jeroen Both, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Accell Group. Jeroen is responsible for 900 Million Euros worth of procurement at Accell. He talks about the evolution of supply chains due to work from home and covid-19. 

As technology is progressing, business models are also evolving. Jeroen takes us through the changes the supply chain management is facing due to the development of technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He explains that a machine cannot be as efficient as a human being but a model that uses both human and the machine would work in the future.

Tune in to our series on supply chain management and learn more about this crucial aspect of business with The Brand Called You.

Supply chain management has become an important part of any organization in the modern world. 

It is said to be one of the most crucial aspects of doing business. The Brand Called You brings you top professionals working at big corporations who share their expertise in Supply Chains as a part of our latest series. 

In this interview, we welcome Jeroen Both, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Accell Group. 

Jeroen is responsible for 900 Million Euros worth of procurement at Accell and he talks to us about the evolution of the supply chain due to technological developments and the changes the pandemic has brought to the supply chain. 

He opines about the changes in the supply chain while people are ordering everything online in the modern era. Tune in to this interview to know if artificial intelligence will take over supply chains completely in the future. 

Profile

Accell Group -Chief Supply Chain Officier – (Heerenveen, Netherlands) In charge of Procurement (€900 mln), Manufacturing & Planning (7 plants: 2800 FTE’s), Logistics & Customs (€100 mln), Quality & Compliance (100 FTE). Since joining Accell Group in April 2015 my assignment is to develop, build and deliver the group supply chain strategy. My delivery so far is (1) completed the setup of the operational leadership team(s) driving the “fit to compete” program (2) generated €80 mln savings , and (3) significant reduction of working.capital (from 35% nett sales to <20% nett sales) Responsible for “fit to compete”program (cost & cash) – driving aggressively product and process complexity out of the business. Leading to 40% reduction of SKUs and introduction of product standards. As well as Manufacturing & Supplier Footprint reset – closing & restructering – 5 plants. Creating hybrid sourcing structure with external partners. Increasing productivity, sustainability and responsiveness. Strong contribution to top line growth strategy of Accell group through innovation (new e-bike developments), supply chain responsiveness, ESG
program and M&A.

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