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Intelligent supply chain strategies to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Can you really achieve more whilst cutting back?

Organisations are increasingly facing into the ‘act-now’ necessity of transforming their supply chain. Not only have supply chains often not kept pace with changes in the shape of the business, they have also been rocked by ongoing global supply chain disruptions. As a result, Chief Supply Chain Officers are experiencing persistent cost and service pressure, and need to develop – and incite - confidence in their chosen course of action whilst navigating the complexities of securing board and C-suite support.

From limited access to capital, to articulating a compelling vision for change, addressing these challenges requires supply chain leaders to act now and be bold, but how can they in such a challenging environment? 

We are working with Australian supply-chain executives, taking them through a simple three-step approach to help guide the digital supply chain transformation journey.

But how can it be so simple, and what does that look like?

Figure 1. Our supply chain transformation methodology

  • First, we plan with you to define and prioritise the capabilities necessary for success using our strategic choice cascade methodology (see Figure 1), which will be adapted to your business and supply chain context. Responses from the strategic choice cascade will be synthesised to shape initiatives in a roadmap to align the supply chain with the future digital network.
  • Next, we execute pilot deployments to identify immediate pain points, these allow for flexible shifts in direction to ensure we establish a foundation for sustainable value generation. This will be in the form of digital threads, developed and piloted to establish how a series of interconnected capabilities can be digitally enabled, generating momentum and building an understanding of the value of digital supply networks.
  • Finally, we scale up these solutions to form the foundation for a stronger, more resilient and efficient Digital Supply Network (DSN). Throughout this journey we leverage accelerators such as our proprietary capability maturity models based on the Digital Capability Model (DCM) and run a DSN Transformation Lab to accelerate meaningful results through one- to two-day interactive sessions tailored to address specific business challenges.

The DCM serves as a strategic compass to help an organisation understand where they are placed in comparison to similar organisations across all facets of the end-to-end supply chain. It's not merely a tool, but a roadmap for transforming a traditional linear supply chain into an agile Digital Supply Network (DSN), to meet the demands of the digital era. Leveraging DCM allows access to the organisation’s digital maturity across multiple dimensions, including connectivity, intelligence, scalability, and customisation. This approach enables the identification of strategic priorities and efficient resource allocation to set the foundation for a sustainable digital supply chain transformation.

Our DSN Transformation Labs are focused on hands-on learning, trying new things, and making decisions that matter. Picture this: interactive simulations, hands-on workshops, and real-life scenarios all rolled into one. Here, you get to dive deep into digital investments, understand how supply chain tech shapes your business, and even try out AI-driven decision-making. develops a greater depth of understanding for the complexities of supply chain transformation, building confidence based on insights and strategies to deliver a sustainable digital supply chain transformation.

We have a global and local network of seasoned experts who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise. We combine this with deep sector-specific experts to ensure we are focused on the complexities within your industry, rather than taking a generic operational approach.

With diverse backgrounds spanning industries, geographies, and disciplines, we are equipped to address a wide range of supply chain challenges, ensuring that no issue goes unresolved, and no opportunity goes untapped. Whether you're stuck with large investment decisions, trying to sync up your supply chain with what your customers want, or gearing up for the future with technology, our global team of experts have your back. We're not just here to offer advice; we're here to be your partners, providing strategic guidance, practical solutions, and a steady hand every step of the way.

Are you prepared to take the leap into digital supply chain transformation? With our strategic approach and unwavering support, the stage is set for a new chapter in your supply chain journey.

It's time to embrace the future and unlock opportunities. Are you ready to make the jump?

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