The new imperative:
Supply chain transformation

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

Today’s supply chains are under enormous stress. Our industry has seen major impact from the pandemic, port crises, severe weather events, and supply and labor shortages—all adding to shipping delays.

Now, the Russia/Ukraine war has added new disruption and the sanctions imposed are having a compound effect on already beleaguered supply chains.  Trade in commodities and industrial inputs that originate in Russia and Ukraine—everything from wheat and oil to nickel and palladium—have been disrupted, and prices have soared.  

 

Business leaders worldwide are struggling to survive and thrive in this new reality and address these 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.

 

 

Three core imperatives for future ready supply chains 

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 in 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™ Coupa Supply Chain, Powered by LLamasoft™  E2open™  Microsoft™
Oracle™ SAP Ariba™ SAP  Integrated Business Planning™ Workday™


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-wide value from vendor selection, strategy, design and technology implementations.

 

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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/Customer and Operations, KPMG US

+1 312-665-8363
Rob Barrett

Rob Barrett

Principal, Advisory/Supply Chain Leader, KPMG US

+1 480-459-3535
Mary J. Rollman

Mary J. Rollman

Principal, Advisor/Supply Chain Strategy and Life Sciences Lead, KPMG US

+1 312-618-9863
Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Advisory Managing Director/Supply Chain Planning Lead, KPMG US

+1 949-295-2912
Yatish Desai

Yatish Desai

Principal, Advisory/Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution Lead, KPMG US

+1 216-875-8129
Ken Spigarelli

Ken Spigarelli

Advisory Managing Director/Supply Chain Consumer and Retail Lead, KPMG US

+1 734-231-1311
Frederick Hensel

Frederick Hensel

Principal, Advisory/Supply Chain Industrial Manufacturing Lead, KPMG US

+1 412-232-1568