Make and Buy: Creating an Optimized Network

09:00 - 09:35



Creating an optimized manufacturing network requires harnessing the capability, capacity and strengths of internal and external manufacturing and is a true balancing act that calls for ‘Make and Buy’.

  • How is Starbucks manufacturing contributing to the global supply chain strategy?
  • How does Starbucks decide when to leverage the strengths of external manufacturers to provide supply continuity and bring competitive products to market more quickly?
  • What is Starbucks doing to achieve an end-to-end business case while keeping a healthy relationship with external manufacturers?
  • Share the successes and challenges of working with external manufacturers to realize the benefit of mixed manufacturing network

Vicky McMillan, Director, External Manufacturing, Starbucks