Procter & Gamble is looking for new approaches and technologies that can help them to address key business challenges/opportunities. The following innovation brief(s) will provide a high-level overview of specific business goals and needs, as well as a high-level overview of what they are looking for in a solution.
If you would like to submit a solution, please reply directly to this opportunity posting AND go to the P&G Innovation Brief Response Form – http://bit.ly/2z9gk9G and complete the form with the requested information.
Signal Accelerator Innovation Brief Overview
Brief Name: Corporate Supply Chain Innovation
P&G’s supply chain Global Engineering Leadership Team is bringing together a select group of non-compete industry peer companies and supply chain thought leaders to explore the forces that are reshaping tomorrow’s supply chain and to exchange ideas on how to ensure long-term competitive advantage. As a part of this event, they are interested in learning about top startup disruptors in select innovation areas to better understand the future of supply chain technology and identify opportunities to go to market with these technologies
Business Challenge / Needs Definition:
P&G & peer companies are looking to leverage disruptive technologies in the area of robotics, supply chain modeling, and next generation capital spend management in order to redefine the supply chain of the future.
Robotics & Automation
We are interested in robotics that can navigate through a production floor safely and deliver adhesive to a tank on demand. This area aims to improve capital costs and reduce technicians’ effort of loading glue systems. The solution must demonstrate fully automated replenishment and supply of adhesive that requires minimal infrastructure with affordable cost, high reliability, and utmost safety. Given the specificity of this specific sub-challenge we will send over additional specifications if your solution seems viable for this challenge.
Supply Chain Modeling
With the rise of new product fulfillment models such as eCommerce and Direct to Consumer, there is need to continuously analyze and design the supply network to effectively serve both retailers (B2B) and consumers (B2C/DTC). It is also increasingly important to design and operate supply networks for resiliency and speed of delivery. We believe that a breakthrough in modeling and simulation techniques (including Big Data analytics, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics) is needed to address this business need, with solutions in. The ultimate mission is to have a real-time tool that anticipates and corrects current supply operations while being a basis for supply network design improvements.
Next Generation Capital Spend Management
To remain competitive, P&G looks to innovate the way capital expenditures and cash is deployed. A combination of real time analytics, lean industry practices, smart platforms and purchasing power should enable a better balance between CAPEX, OPEX and inventory. The objective of this area is to identify technologies that could calculate real-time value creation and that are validated in different environments and business models.
Relevant Technology Domains Across Challenges May Include, but are not Limited to, the Following:
P&G is looking for solutions that can help them surface and experiment around these supply chain innovation areas. If you have ideas and supporting technologies that you believe can help deliver disruptive solutions to this challenge in any of the areas highlighted above, we want to hear from you. Where there is a good fit, we are looking to drive agile in-market pilots with the goal of scaling successful solutions. All ideas and submissions will be fully reviewed.
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