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The Strategic CFO and Supply Chain Planning


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Traditional supply chain planning was mainly a tactical function, but the recent upheavals in the business landscape have brought forth its strategic importance. It is now time for CFOs to look beyond numbers to improve financial viability

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The Strategic CFO and Supply Chain Planning

  1. 1. The Strategic CFO & Supply Chain Planning Moving Beyond Numbers1 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  2. 2. HIGHLIGHTS The Strategic CFO and Supply Chain Planning Traditional supply chain planning was mainly a tactical function, but the recent upheavals in the business landscape have brought forth its strategic importance. It is now time for CFOs to look beyond numbers to improve financial viability. This white paper discusses how CFOs need to be actively involved in supply chain initiatives, supporting them with operational policies for better performance and business sustainability and the role of Analytics in driving this transformation.2 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  3. 3. Refocusing Effort – Driving Economic Value It is imperative for the CFOs office to be involved in planning and monitoring the various activities associated with the budgeted plans.3 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  4. 4. Economic Value Orientation An organization has to look at multiple levers during strategic planning to improve bottom line.4 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  5. 5. Disjointed Processes and The CFO Disjointed supply chain planning lacks accuracy wrt products, distribution, cash flow estimation, etc. Optimizing the entire supply chain offers improvements to a companys working capital position. An involved CFO can essentially integrate individual department plans during the executive S&OP and drive all functions towards a SINGLE NUMBER plan.5 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  6. 6. The Supply Chain Process Continuum Closing the loop with analytics6 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  7. 7. Enabling Enterprise Performance with Analytics7 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  8. 8. Conclusion  As CFOs gear up for this new role, technological advancements are making the transition smoother and empowering them to make strategic decision.  Data gathered from supply chain functioning can prove to be of immense value to predict customer buying trends, supply-demand forecasting, inventory turns etc.  Analytics can enable the CFO’s office to regularly track progress, quickly drill-down issues, and take corrective actions within the company.  The technology enabled strategic CFO can chart a new course for supply chain as a competitive differentiator for the organization.8 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  9. 9. For more details please visit the link below: upply_chain_planning.pdf9 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  10. 10. About Wipro Council for Industry Research Wipro set up the Council for Industry Research, comprised of domain and technology experts from the organization, to address the needs of customers. It specifically surveys innovative strategies that will help customers gain competitive advantage in the market. The Council, in collaboration with leading academic institutions and industry bodies, studies market trends to help equip organizations with insights to facilitate their IT and business strategies. For more information on the Research Council visit or mail wipro.insights@wipro.com10 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  11. 11. About Wipro Technologies Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognised globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has over 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com11 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  12. 12. Thank You ©Wipro Limited, 2012. All rights reserved. For more information visit No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the authors. Wipro is not liable for any business outcome based on the views presented in this document. For specific implementation clients should take advise from their client engagement manager.12 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM