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Transforming the Wireless Handset and Accessory

Author(s):

Searls, Scott

94th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2009 - Charlotte, NC
Abstract

By focusing on consolidating and centralizing all of the supply management functions throughout the life cycle of a wireless handset or accessory, 2009 Richter Award Winner Alltel's Procurement and Logistics Group achieved margin and revenue growth as well as significantly increased inventory velocity. Attend this workshop to hear how this award-winning organization achieved a 54 percent reduction in accessory cost of goods sold, leading to a 15 percent increase in product margins. Also learn how they consolidated reverse logistics and process improvements to yield millions in expense reductions, and how the supply management group was the significant driver on this cultural shift within Alltel.

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