Around the globe, many countries depend on GE Vernova - Gas Power to keep their power grids up and running. GE Vernova - Gas Power not only builds the turbine engines for these grids – the GE Vernova - Gas Power team works closely with its global customer base to provide on-site service with both planned and emergency replacement parts to keep power plants running 24-7.
That customer service level is the goal of Lorenzo Romagnoli, a longtime executive in Materials Management at GE Vernova - Gas Power. To achieve this, he has been using ASCM’s APICS learning modules and certification courses consistently for the last 12 years to train more than 300 employees globally.
“I’m responsible for inventory performance for the entire GE Vernova - Gas Power Service organization and am managing an international materials management team that has a big operational and financial impact,” Romagnoli says. “We always have to have the right parts at the right moment. At the same time, I need to be aware of our finances and balance the supply and demand.”
“With a redesigned Sales and Operation Planning process (S&OP) we’ve improved our ability to plan the “right parts” at the “right moment” to support our global customers in their outage operations. This is possible because our global commercial teams have a strong understanding of the demand while our supply chain team has a strong understanding of the supply side.