Mac Jacob was a key contributor to building one of the world’s top 10 supply chains at Procter & Gamble (P&G), someone who can simplify complex issues, and is adept at explaining planning systems in clear, simple and actionable ways to broad audiences ranging from Senior Product Supply leadership to End Users.
Mac is known for being an exceptional team player and developing capability by teaching others. He consistently led development and implementation of P&G’s most complex new planning solutions.
Since retiring from P&G, Mac has been involved in supply chain re-design projects for large global companies, writing user documentation for advanced planning and scheduling software, and mapping the planning database of a Gartner Magic Quadrant software company to SAP.
MBA, Marketing and Finance
School of Business Administration, Xavier University
BSE, Naval Architecture
and Marine Engineering
University of Michigan
Member of a select team that re-engineered P&G’s supply chain planning processes. Leader for the redesign of DRP and Demand Planning
30 years of experience leading the development of documentation and training. Procter & Gamble certified lead instructor, Oliver Wight certified MRP II instructor.
30 years of experience in leading supply chain software selection: MRP II, SAP, SAP APO, SAP gATP, Aspen Tech, OMP+, Numetrics.
30 years of experience in developing the value proposition for supply chain software. See the articles section for topics on the business case for advanced planning systems, and evaluating their value.
30 years of experience as a business leader for supply chain software implementation: MRP II, SAP, SAP APO, SAP gATP, Aspen Tech, OMP+, Numetrics.
Developed and delivered inventory management and inventory target setting classes, internally at P&G and externally to major suppliers.
Developed a high-performance team to implement 35 Global OMP+ sites at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in less than 3 years. Scope included business process development, standard procedures, documentation, training, qualification, and change management.
Supply Planning leader for a team that implemented SAP gATP for North America and Europe.
Business leader for implementation of 25 Global sites on Aspen Tech SCM Advanced Planning and Scheduling. Developed business processes, standard procedures, documentation, help files, education, training, and qualification.
Business Leader for Global implementation of SAP APO DRP.
Implemented MRP II and SAP R/3 for North American sites. Business leader for Production Execution, Warehouse Management, and Site Planning.
Business Leader and Project Manager for implementation of Schedulex Advanced Planning and Scheduling at 12 Diaper Converting and Papermaking sites.
Please note: Due to the formatting of certain elements, this publication is best viewed from a non-mobile device. Summary: This paper discusses the benefits of shorter planning cycles, using the performance metrics of the APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model. Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Framework: The performance metrics areas in the SCOR framework … Continue reading "Value of Shorter Planning Cycles"
Number of planners per value stream The ideal is one planner per value stream for raw materials, intermediates, and finished products for the entire horizon. Benchmark companies have no more than two planners per value stream for the entire horizon. The split in responsibility can be dictated by the nature of the supply chain, for … Continue reading "Evaluating the Value of Advanced Planning and Concurrent Planning"
When used properly, eLearning modules can drastically reduce the instructor effort required to deliver training, and simultaneously increase the student’s retention of the topic. At P&G we were faced with a shortage of qualified instructors to support a global implementation of OMP+ Advanced Planning and Scheduling software. Our solution was to develop eLearning modules that … Continue reading "The Power of eLearning"