About Bellwether Institute

Our Consumer Products Group sustainable supply chain practice is focused on six (6) disciplines; Marketing, Data Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Planning and Supply Chain Performance.  Our research is concentrated on business practices which address investor and shareholder business growth and consumer mandates.

  1. Our View
  2. Social Impact
  3. History

Our View

Bellwether Research Institute views the world from a practical lens. First we understand public and private Consumer Product Companies must make a profit.  In order to make a profit Consumer Product Companies must optimize Sales, Manufacturer and Transport processes. As the global population expands to reach 9 billion citizens, we believe that the Consumer Products Companies must balance profit, Consumer, Investor and Shareholder demands as well as nature resources over the near and long term.

Bellwether’s mission is to develop solutions that meet Consumer Product Companies, Consumers, Investor and Shareholder requirements over the near and long term.  Our immediate focus are Consumers and Consumer Product Companies based in four markets; China, Indonesia, Philippines and United States.

Social Impact

There are three (3) important trends that are consistent across our four consumers markets; shifting prosperity, expanding healthcare concerns and the raising voice of consumers.  Our aim is to synthesize these local trends and develop Consumer Product Company growth strategies.    We will achieve our aim by engaging consumers with our 770 Million Citizen Sustainable Idea Living Challenge.

The idea challenge will provide unprecedented consumer insight of environmental challenges and potential low cost solutions that consumers face everyday.

Our History

Bellwether was formed in the early 2000′s with the mission to improve quality management systems across the logistics and transportation industry in the United States. Throughout the decade, Bellwether grew its capacity and capabilities to include Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Demand Supply, Supply Planning, Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Operation Excellence (OpEx), Strategic Sourcing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Supplier Performance Improvement.

By 2007, the company’s continuous improvement solutions expanded to include sales planning, research & development, forecast management, manufacturing, predicative maintenance management, supply planning, transportation planning and distribution management.  Bellwether solidified its global expertise across the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, retail, automotive, computer hardware, industrials, entertainment, packaging, logistics and public healthcare delivery sectors.

With a strong foundation, Bellwether began its sustainable supply chain journey from 2008 to the present. The company also incorporated consumer digital strategy and data innovation into its practice.

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As many as five winners will receive up to USD $250.00 as an incentive for the most practical idea target to reduce consumer products group supply chain greenhouse gas emissions. All participants or teams are invited to join a support network of concerned citizens... Find Out More »
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Sales Strategy
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