Nestlé Names Head of Operations; Company Veteran Stephanie Pullings Hart Makes Her Return
Pullings Hart’s experience across supply chain and manufacturing will be helpful as the company continues to expand its efforts, such as with its Indonesia cereal pilot program, which allows consumers to refill their own cereal containers in stores.
She will also undoubtedly play a major role in the company’s long-term operational goals, including implementing advanced operational planning tech to elevate demand sensing and production scheduling to more efficiently react to consumer insights by 2025.
Other enterprise-wide supply chain efforts over the last couple of years have included using AI and digital twins to “reconfigure” Nestlé’s networks, reduce energy and water consumption, and elevate delivery quality.
This follows trends recently predicted by Gartner that the field of operations is set to see massive, widespread transformation across the supply chain, and this includes the implementation of AI.
“The last three years of uncertainty have blurred the line between business and technology strategies to the point that they must be considered together,” said Simon Jacobson, VP analyst in Gartner’s supply chain practice, in response to these trends. “Supply chain leaders must have an understanding of the strategic, disruptive, and unavoidable technologies that will impact their planning processes over the next five years.”