How has PepsiCo Beverages of North America, with more than $22.5 billion in net revenue, 65-plus manufacturing sites and 420 distribution centers, managed to keep operations going during the COVID-19 pandemic?
On this episode, we speak with Dave Lapp, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer with PepsiCo Beverages North America, about the company’s game plan for surviving and thriving at the height of the pandemic. First and forecast was ensuring the health and safety of its production-line labor force, which could hardly work from home. At the same time, PepsiCo was able to shift a portion of its operations to the making of hand sanitizer, even as it kept core product flowing. There was a playbook already at hand for coping with supply chain disruption, but the company had never faced anything on this scale. (Nor, for that matter, had anyone else.) Yet it managed to avoid the complete shutdown of any of its plants. And what about coping with the dreaded “decision fatigue”? Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
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