Patina provides proven supply chain leaders who have contributed value propositions to companies across verticals, size, public, private and financial venues.
Our supply chain functional scope includes distribution/warehousing, supplier and customer transportation, order management, customer service, sales forecasting, demand planning, product/materials sourcing, and supplier assessment and development. Our Supply Chain Professionals will focus on your value proposition and the contribution that the supply chain makes to the overall offering.
Regardless of where your supply chain competency is today, we are positioned to assess opportunity, design alternative solutions, and if needed, lead implementation of important initiatives. We can also train and mentor your current supply chain team.
Our Supply Chain Professionals create value and competency through activities such as:
These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:
Restoring a Brand
A global cosmetics manufacturer was faced with restructuring its brand and market execution, supply chain and overall value proposition. The company had customer/consumer relationships across mass merchandise, department store, drug store chain, specialty store, and professional beauty care channels. The company was acquired through a highly leveraged bond transaction. Patina helped the company to ascertain the current and future viability of the supply chain; begin emergency steps to stabilize customer service and operating costs; restructure the supply chain to be consistent with the strategic plan; and position the supply chain to deliver year-over-year financial productivity.
A $2 billion global manufacturer of automotive wheels, suspension components and power train parts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring and replaced 90% of the management team and board. The supply chain was one of the five top priorities for successful emergence from bankruptcy. Patina led the supply chain restructuring process including critical vendor management, synthetic leases, supplier contract assumptions, reclamation claims, asset transfers and disposals, creditor committee analysis, and development of the five-year supply chain plan.
Restaurant and Hospitality Supply Transformation
A $350 million restaurant and hospitality supply company was generating negative profit margins since 2008. Patina's experts were brought in to transform the end-to-end supply chain following intense assessment of policies, processes, systems, performance metrics, leadership, and supplier and customer input. Our Patina Professionals recommended and co-led the implementation of several initiatives including an integrated third-party logistics solution for fulfillment and transportation; the implementation of a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process across five business segments; the re-engineering of the product sourcing functions and inventory management processes; and the assessment of the client’s supply chain talent while also providing candidates for selective positions.
When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.
When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.
Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.
Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.
Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.
Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.
When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.
Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.
Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.
Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.
Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.
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