Avnet's Supply Chain Navigator Interview with Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.

Avnet's Supply Chain Navigator Interview with Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:10am

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SCN: It’s been about two and a half years since the HP separation. What can you tell us about who HP Inc. is today and what it took to get the company to this point?

SP: Obviously with the separation there was a tremendous amount that needed to change in our supply chain organization in terms of systems, logistics routes, supplier relations, organizational structures, etc. But, I think the greatest change has been in the overall structure of our business. We have a simple organizational design with highly defined leadership roles and responsibilities. Our President and CEO Dion Weisler has laid out a focused, clearly communicated strategy of immediate, medium and long-term goals.

Near term, our focus revolves around two main businesses – printers and PCs. Then we have initiatives to drive innovation and growth, like our HP Instant Ink subscription service and device-as-a-service offerings for our printers, and soon PCs. Finally, we see the future in 3D printing.

From a supply chain standpoint, I think that the fact that we have a “seat” at the table and a voice that is respected and appreciated has also been tremendously valuable in this transition period. There has been, and continues to be, so much collaboration and teamwork within our cross-functional leadership team, and we see that mirrored throughout the layers of the organization. Sales, supply chain, product development – we all work together and support each other. I think that has been key. Without that kind of teamwork, we would not be as successful as we are today.

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