The new imperative:
Supply chain transformation

At a time of extreme disruption, future-proof your supply chain with KPMG

Right now, we’re seeing enormous stress on all areas of the supply chain. The pandemic, shipping delays, port crises, severe weather events, supply and labor shortages, a sharp rise in costs and other developments over the past two years have converged—exposing supply chain weaknesses that global leaders are struggling to deal with.

To survive and thrive in the new reality, business leaders must address the following challenges head on:  

Achieving future resiliency and agility while navigating today’s disruption

Growing despite demand and supply imbalances

Operating in a capacity-constrained environment

     

Future of Supply Chain 

The supply chain is facing a perfect storm of change. Business as usual is no longer an option. There’s increasing pressure on all sides of business to transform.

 

 

 

 

 

KPMG focuses on 3 critical supply chain capabilities   

Based on our successes with companies in a variety of industries, we’ve identified three core capabilities that are key to managing supply chains through uncertainty and ensuring their long-term viability.

KPMG focuses on 3 key capabilities to help you successfully manage supply chains through uncertainty:
Visibility, Analytics and Planning

Visibility

See it

Gain visibility across the end-to-end supply chain to foresee potential problems and maximize opportunity.

KPMG helps you: 

  • Work collaboratively so you can see what customers, suppliers and logistics partners see
  • Use data (external signals and internal data sources), AI/ML, accelerators, methodologies, frameworks, and advanced modelling to make better, more informed decisions

Analytics

Analyze it 

Employ data strategically to predict the impact of every scenario. Gain a 360-degree view into profitability. Identify gaps and route causes for delays and potential solutions.

KPMG helps you:

  • Build the model answer with our technology-agnostic analytics platform
  • Collate data—raw, structured, unstructured—and share robust insights and recommendations
  • Use advanced modeling and analytics to unlock hidden opportunities beyond human analysis
  • Explore scenarios to help mitigate risk

Planning

Plan it

Gain integrated planning capabilities to drive collaboration between demand, supply and production. Ensure alignment across the extended supply chain. Improve cross-functional collaboration and optimize capacity, logistics and network planning.

KPMG helps you:

  • Employ winning strategies and strong governance frameworks
  • Implement a short, mid-term and long-term roadmap
  • Explore short-term, accurate demand, supply and production scenarios
  • Develop mid- and long-term, proven S&OP/E and IBP capabilities
  • Implement operating models and technologies for demand-driven, insight-led supply chains 

1. Visibility

See it

Gain visibility across the end-to-end supply chain. See what your customers need, what they’re consuming now, and what your suppliers are producing. Foresee potential problems and maximize every opportunity.  

 

  • Work collaboratively so you can see what customers, suppliers and logistics partners see
  • Anticipate issues and get early warning to potential problems and demand/ supply disconnects
  • Use data (external signals and internal data sources) and advanced scenario modelling to make better, more informed decisions

2. Analytics

Analyze it 

Leverage data to drive better and more profitable decisions.  Understand the cost of complexity and the true cost to serve.  Employ machine learning to identify anomalies and to avoid potential problems.

 

  • Understand the cost of complexity and the true cost to serve
  • Collate data—raw, structured, unstructured—and derive robust insights and recommendations
  • Use advanced modeling and analytics to unlock hidden opportunities beyond human analysis
  • Explore scenarios to improve profitability and the economic contribution of every SKU and order

3. Planning

Plan it

Drive improved supply chain planning with faster cross-functional decision making.  Improve the quality of the demand signal by leveraging external signals.  Ensure alignment across the extended supply chain.  Optimize inventory, capacity, logistics and network strategies.

  • Improve the effectiveness and speed of traditional sales and operations planning processes
  • Leverage external signals to improve the quality of the demand signal and forecast accuracy
  • Implement supply planning processes that leverage visibility into the extended supply chain
  • Develop mid- and long-term, proven S&OP/E and IBP capabilities
     

 

The KPMG approach 

KPMG is the business of designing and implementing purpose-built supply chains. We are a full service advisory firm with a broad range of functional and industry experience that can address your supply chain needs from strategy through execution.  

 

 

Technology enablement is a key component of every supply chain initiative

Our comprehensive solutions are driven by advanced technology from industry-leading companies like:

  • Blue Yonder™
  • E2Open™
  • Oracle™
  • LLamasoft™
  • Microsoft™
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning™
  • SAP Ariba™
   

KPMG strategic alliances are key to helping you achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Our global alliance ecosystem is designed to address today’s top issues, trends and priorities. By combining forces with leading services and technology providers, we enable you to realize enterprise-ide value from vendor selection, strategy, design and technology implementations.

     

Contact Us

Let KPMG help you build a better, more predictable future with a purpose-built supply chain.  With our extensive industry experience, functional knowledge and technology enablers, we can help you accelerate your supply chain transformation to foster long-term growth and success.

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Principal, Advisory, C&O Commercial, KPMG US

+1 312-665-8363
Rob Barrett

Rob Barrett

Principal, Supply Chain Leader, KPMG LLP

+1 480-459-3535
Mary J. Rollman

Mary J. Rollman

Principal, Advisory, Life Sciences Strategy & Supply Chain Operations, KPMG LLP

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG US

+1 949-295-2912
Yatish Desai

Yatish Desai

Principal, Advisory, Supply Chain & Operations, KPMG US

+1 216-875-8129
Ehap Sabri

Ehap Sabri

Managing Director, Advisory, Supply Chain Lead for Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG US

+1 214-213-3324
Ken Spigarelli

Ken Spigarelli

Advisory Managing Director, Supply Chain & Operations, KPMG US

+1 734-231-1311
Frederick Hensel

Frederick Hensel

Principal, Advisory | Supply Chain & Operations, KPMG US

+1 412-232-1568