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Vendor Master Management across Whirlpool's Global Manufacturing Organization

Beginning in 2011, Whirlpool embarked on an ambitious plan to manage suppliers in a new way. This presentation reviewed the initial challenges that brought about this program, and how the journey required new thinking, a new organizational structure and supporting technology. The project is now in its second phase and has delivered clear results and lessons that other manufacturing organizations can apply to their efforts to better leverage a diverse, global supply base.

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