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.
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: