Iluméxico (ECLA '17) is a social enterprise in renewable energy providing solar energy systems to rural, marginalized communities in Mexico. They worked with Professor Alonso Martinez to improve their supply chain management, optimize logistics, and develop market penetration strategies. Within a few months, they reduced the cost of opening new branches by 75%. By switching their inventory model from a product level to a built-for-assembly component model, they were able to reduce their average days of inventory by 38% and bring their logistics costs down to 2.3% of COGS, freeing up working capital to open 4 new distribution and sales centers. Read more →
The ECLA Program
The Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA) Program is an executive program for entrepreneurial leaders of medium-sized companies who seek specialized training to expand their business beyond borders and compete in today’s changing environment.