A function in the very heart of all our Houses makes an essential contribution to the excellence of our activities: the Supply Chain. Each day from March 2-6, discover a new facet of an operational expertise indispensable to LVMH and its brands.
From procurement of raw materials to delivering products on time to our stores, the Supply Chain spans the entire product cycle. It encompasses a diverse array of skills from planning to execution that must liaise with all the units involved in creating the products. All share a single-minded obsession with satisfying our customers, wherever they are in the world.
LVMH Supply Chain Director Alain Doudard presents several Group-wide initiatives to identify and share best practices across this vital function.
The Supply Chain has significant responsibilities as well in terms of guaranteeing that production processes deliver a positive social impact and a minimal carbon footprint. The Supply Chain for Louis Vuitton leather goods was awarded ISO 14001 certification in 2013, making it the first in France to achieve compliance with this global standard for Environmental Management Systems.
An efficient supply chain plays a critical role in delivering an excellent customer experience, since it is responsible for making sure the products of our houses are shipped and available. To meet growing demand on its online store, Sephora inaugurated a new high-tech logistics platform in Maryland in September 2014 to handle deliveries to the entire East Coast of the U.S.
The Supply Chain continually reinvents itself to keep pace with the latest innovations and changes in markets, making this a function where the vision and agility of talents play a pivotal role. This is why LVMH recently joined the Supply Chain Chair at the Ecole Centrale Paris, in order to develop privileged relationships with future graduates of the prestigious engineering school.
The core responsibility of the Supply Chain is to enable exceptional products to be made under optimal conditions. La Ruche, Guerlain’s new production unit in Chartres, makes the House’s renowned skincare and makeup products for markets around the world. A concentrate of inimitable savoir-faire, these products are 100% Made in France. They are manufactured in a remarkable facility designed for both environmental sustainability and employee well-being. Don’t miss the video tour of this state-of-the-art site.