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Supply chain optimisation

Operations excellence

Supply chain optimisation

Moving towards profitability

Moving products and services from concept to customer requires constant attention and continuous innovation. Bottlenecks and breakpoints can introduce excess costs, waste and customer dissatisfaction. A lean and efficient supply chain system will deliver constant value, helping you deliver the right product or service at the right price. With the supply chain typically accounting for 80 per cent of total business costs and driving working capital performance, creating a more efficient supply chain is at the core of improved profitability and can create significant commercial advantage.  

However, designing and implementing efficient systems and processes across the supply chain, including interconnections spanning organisational boundaries can be a complex undertaking. These complexities are increasingly exacerbated by competing demands such as for low-cost country sourcing versus minimising CO2 emissions; or reducing the number of supply chain entities versus increasing customer service levels, to just name a few. This risk is magnified as a number of sectors compete for scarce resources to service the booming offshore markets of China and India in particular.

How Deloitte can help

At Deloitte, we understand the pressures and problems faced by managing the complexities of the supply chain, and we excel in identifying and implementing the efficiencies that drive superior, sustained supply chain performance. Backed by the strength of a global network of supply chain professionals, Deloitte’s Supply Chain Strategy Centre of Excellence brings together our latest supply chain ideas and innovations. The Centre of Excellence helps to ensure our clients profit from the most innovative supply chain concepts, skills and capabilities, such as:

  • The Deloitte Supply Chain Value Map, which can assist with identifying the elements of your supply chain performance that are most sensitive to driving shareholder value and how they can most effectively be improved
  • Our Supply Chain Maturity Models and Deloitte Integrated Supply Chain provide frameworks for each supply chain process enabling rapid benchmarking of company performance against peers, across both leading and lagging indicators of performance
  • Our approach to Supply Chain Optiomisation Modelling assesses alternate process configurations to determine efficient, responsive and profitable ways to allocate scarce resources (capacity, materially, people time and money) and meet customer demands
  • Our proprietary Supply Chain Assessment Tool, which contains robust analytic tools and techniques that quickly enable us to analyse data and understand the root causes of performance issues and to develop a customised improvement path for your company.

Our teams across Australia are equipped with the experience and skills required to tailor strategic and tactical design and implementation solutions to improve your supply chain operations. Furthermore we are uniquely positioned through our ability to combine Supply Chain expertise with Technology and Enterprise Data professionals, to ensure our solutions are fully integrated with our clients’ businesses once we leave.


  • Supply chain strategy
  • Supply chain and logistics optimisation
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Inventory management optimisation.

Contact us

  • Julian Dolby
    Partner, Operations excellence
    Tel : +61 7 3308 7203
  • Meet the team
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