“As a COO I need senses to respond to constant changes and opportunities, while ensuring robust fundamental practices,” said Sebillaut discussing the pace of transformation at Signify. “Yes, it’s about having the right tools and processes but it’s also about the culture of the company and encouraging a mindset that is able to adapt to and address new business challenges.”
Talking about the progress made in 2018, he highlighted improvements in shipping, the optimization of portals, touchless ordering and streamlining online buying with key partners. Another area of progress was getting the manufacturing footprint right for now and tomorrow as the company transitions its portfolio.
“We faced numerous challenges to optimize our manufacturing and warehousing footprint, while simultaneously reducing office space by 12%. On top of that we overhauled vital support functions, offshoring certain parts of our Finance, HR and IT operations. That all amounts to a heap of change.”