Today, most companies operate with global supply chains because they need to grow market share and to reduce the cost base. The board expects those supply chains to deliver cost, service and cash flow improvement, as well as differentiation and to cope with complexity and risk by innovatively managing resources and assets.
PA Consulting Group combines actionable solutions with hands-on experience to help supply chain professionals address these issues:
Risk management - mitigating supply risk is a critical task for the Chief Procurement Officer as the PA survey "Manage risk to secure safer supply" confirms. We enable organisations to apply risk management to supply chains, for example by supply chain modelling and price forecasting tools
Customer-driven supply - companies are delivering major benefits from redesigning the supply chain from the customer backwards, an approach they can turn supply chain into a source of competitive edge rather than a cost. An example of these benefits can be seen in the way PA reshaped the customer service strategy of British American Tobacco
Supermodelling - in an increasingly uncertain and complex environment, simulation techniques have been proven to enable smarter and quicker decisions that bring real benefits to the supply chain. This can be seen in the way PA reorganised the global factory footprint of a fast moving consumer goods manufacturer
Global networks - creating supply chains for today's globally shared businesses by planning globally, executing regionally and adapting locally brings real benefits. We help consumer goods and engineering clients achieve this through global centres of excellence and regional hubs within their supply chain network
Integrated planning - managing cash flow effectively is becoming a critical capability. Synchronising demand and supply is key, with sales and operations planning (S&OP) taking a central role. For example, PA recently helped MAN Diesel achieve this through a more responsive supply chain.
With strong expertise in key supply chain services PA helps organisations and companies from life sciences and healthcare through to manufacturing, consumer goods and the public sector transform their supply chains. PA's experts provide their insights in the magazine 'Supply chain compass'.
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