North America People Team Chair; Managing Director & Senior Partner
Alicia Pittman is North America Consulting People Team Chair at The Boston Consulting Group. She joined the firm in 2006, and previously led Women@BCG for North America. She is also a core member of the firm’s Consumer, Operations, and Organization practices. Alicia's BCG work has spanned the US, France, the UK, Australia, China, and India.
Alicia's primary focus is on organization and operational transformations in consumer goods. Her work in supply chain and operations has included complexity reduction in food and beverage, and product line simplification for a global cosmetics company. Alicia also has extensive experience in organization, rapid reorganization, and post-merger integration.
Before joining the firm, Alicia worked as an intelligence analyst for the CIA, where she specialized in West Africa.
The US care economy is broken. Getting it right is vital to economic prosperity and societal well-being.
Empty store aisles and widespread stockouts belie the success that many CPG companies are experiencing during the pandemic. Building new capabilities and developing supply chain resilience are key.
Improving demand forecasting, deploying the right inventory, and optimizing costs require game-changing approaches—the kind that only digital can deliver.
Service performance has improved recently for most CPG companies. But getting goods from plant to shelf involves more hurdles and more complexity than ever before.
Three moves can help consumer packaged goods companies prime their supply chain for digital and lock in an e-commerce advantage.
Large consumer companies must learn how to balance size with speed to compete with a new breed of smaller competitors.
These programs can deliver impressive savings, but the overriding goal should go beyond cost cuts to enable the company’s overall growth agenda.
CPG companies can no longer afford to treat all products, customers, and channels alike. Segmentation can stanch waste and unnecessary expenditures—and help boost profitability.
What keeps supply chain leaders at consumer packaged goods companies awake at night? See the findings of the GMA/BCG 2015 Supply Chain Benchmarking Study.