The supply chain trends shaking up 2023
When disruption is constant, an organization’s preparation for key supply chain trends can be a significant competitive advantage.
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.
The KPMG Global Operations Centre of Excellence has compiled a list of the key trends supply chain leaders should watch for in the coming year—from cross-border trade complications and cybercrime, to how supply chains are morphing to meet consumer demands.
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
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.
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.
Gain visibility across the end-to-end supply chain to foresee potential problems and maximize opportunity.
KPMG helps you:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Principal, Advisory, Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution Lead, KPMG US+1 216-875-8129
Advisory Managing Director, Supply Chain Consumer and Retail Lead, KPMG US+1 734-231-1311
Principal, Advisory, Supply Chain Industrial Manufacturing Lead, KPMG US+1 412-232-1568