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Supply chain strategy


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Successful skydiving teams execute precise movements, split-second timing and complex coordination — all at a dizzying height and speed. A company’s supply chain is similarly complex, requiring careful coordination of its many moving parts in alignment with the company’s business model and competitive positioning.

Deloitte’s Supply Chain Strategy team helps senior executives align supply chain capabilities and operating models with their business strategies. We take an integrated view of the supply chain, unlocking hidden value in the connection points between functions and value chain partners. This approach incorporates process, organization, technology and performance measurement to help executives understand the trade-offs between cost and flexibility in response to margin pressures they may be facing. We also explore ways to address those trade-offs to achieve the desired balance between cost and service levels across the supply chain.

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Supply Chain Leadership: Distinctive approaches to innovation, collaboration and talent alignment
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Supply chain resilience
Supply chain resilience provides a framework for identifying and analyzing all forms of supply chain risk.

Managing rough waters
Read this point of view to learn how to steer a course to stability with commodity price volatility as the new norm.

Supply chain management insights 2012
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Measuring up: Is supply chain benchmarking worth the effort?
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Out of the shadows: Why supply chain strategy should be at top of corporate agenda
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Using supply chain benchmarking to bolster enterprise value
The 2009 supply chain book of metrics.

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