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La Lorraine
Client case

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La Lorraine Bakery Group is an European player in the bakery sector. This 100% Belgian family-owned company is the largest industrial bakery in Belgium.

Challenge

La Lorraine Bakery Group has been growing tremendously the past years, especially the Frozen Business Unit. In retail and foodservice, this business unit is one of the European market leaders for frozen bake-off products. 

The grow had an impact on multiple department looking for new full-time employees. La Lorraine asked us to fill in the Supply Chain Specialist vacancy in the Supply Chain team until they find a permanent person to join the team.

Solution

We completed the daily tasks of a supply chain specialist:

  • Placing orders, managing communication and arranging transport with the international La Lorraine offices and with external suppliers.

  • Monitoring orders, delivery reliability and making adjustments if needed.

  • Being responsible for stock levels by monitoring slow moving stock and avoiding out-of-stocks. Thereby, ensuring an optimal stock according to the desired service level and at the lowest possible cost. 

  • Managing the planning for some external warehouses based on forecasts, desired stock levels and sales data.

  • Making sure that the stock levels in SAP corresponds to the stock level of external partners. In case of a discrepancies, looking of the cause and propose appropriate solutions.

  • Maintain contact with other departments such as purchasing, production and sales.

Results

Next to filling in the role as a supply chain specialist, we also supported the team in other activities:

  • Optimize flows: critical review of ongoing supply chain processes, creation of templates to optimize the realization of specific operational flows.

  • Onboarding new members: introducing new hires to the team and operational roles, teaching them the multiple processes/flows and learning them to work with SAP.

  • Organizing workshop: presenting and training the supply chain team on the DISC method. Preparing a brainstorm session around the team opportunities and next years projects.

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