Supply chains have long been complex creatures, of course, but they became exponentially more complicated over the past few decades as technological advances made the world a smaller place, allowing companies to source materials and operations wherever cost and quality were most advantageously combined. Now, though, the cost component of that equation is in flux, and the established rules of global trade are up in the air. For good measure, software vendors are aggressively driving their customers to cloud-based supply chain and ERP offerings as they phase out legacy, on–premise-based systems. Taken together, these developments are forcing multinationals to reassess their entire operating model—where they will be located, who they will partner with, and how they will run their businesses.
At KPMG, we’ve developed a value chain analysis process driven by business strategy that accounts for all these factors. Focused on what we call the intelligent supply chain, it is backed not only by our technical proficiency in the rapidly advancing fields of artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud computing, but also our deep experience in a wide array of industry verticals. And, it is fully integrated with our tax, trade and tariff expertise. In short, we have the skills needed not just to help you redefine your strategies and business models, but also to execute on them