Supply Chain Management

BCG helps organizations focus on building resilience and sustainability into their supply chains to mitigate disruptions and trade instability. We also help maximize the return on these critical investments.

In today’s business climate, customer expectations are increasingly diverse, complex, and volatile. Potential markets and optimum manufacturing locations are continually shifting. With increased interdependencies at every level, supply chain networks have become more vulnerable to costly natural and economic disruptions.

Smart companies respond to these pressures by making their supply chains agile, adaptive, and sustainable. They ensure that their supply chain strategy mirrors their overall business strategy. They know that the most effective supply management responds quickly to even small changes in demand—and relies on smart deployment and planned resilience. And they understand that more efficient, greener supply chains deliver benefits for both business and the environment alike.

What Does Supply Chain Strategy Look Like in Uncertain Times?

Though the current circumstances are unprecedented, BCG is able to successfully apply best practices and lessons from previous crises. Above all, companies must make supply chain decisions that are fast, decisive, and accurate. Companies must then implement those decisions rapidly and transparently.

For example, some companies set up control towers that provide end-to-end visibility into their supply chains and other critical assets. When disruptions emerge—or reemerge—they can act swiftly to stabilize their operations.

Our Capabilities in End-to-End Supply Chain Optimization

We help companies reach peak supply chain performance by improving the metrics critical to success:

  • Cost, such as operational expenditures
  • Speed, such as order fulfilment lead time
  • Delivery, such as forecast accuracy

Our supply chain optimization services span several dimensions.

Our Process

We begin each supply chain engagement by evaluating a company’s site and market. We assess the performance of the current chain and identify essential areas for improvement.

Then we conduct a comprehensive diagnostic analysis that covers everything from a company’s strategy, network, and processes to its organization, systems, and people. We deliver a detailed implementation plan that we can also help execute.

BCG’s Supply Chain Management Consulting Experts

Our Supply Chain Management Offerings

BCG offers a variety of solutions—from innovation centers to hands-on diagnostic tools—that address the specific requirements of your supply chain.

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