Supply Chain Management Hero

Turning Supply Chain Management into a Competitive Advantage

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.

The New Reality for Chief Supply Chain Officers

As CSCOs shift into a second phase of their COVID-19 response, five key actions will help them prepare for recovery.

Read More

Our Capabilities in End-to-End Supply Chain Optimization

BCG’s supply chain optimization services span several dimensions.

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 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.

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.

BCG’s Supply Chain Management Consulting Experts

BCG’s Latest Insights on Supply Chain Management

Redrawing the Map of Global Trade

Redrawing the Map of Global Trade

Even when the global economy fully recovers, the international trade landscape will look dramatically different in the years ahead than it did before the pandemic.

The New Normal in Global Trade

BCG’s Ben Aylor demonstrates why companies must regularly adjust to changes in the global trade environment to counteract economic uncertainty.

Digital Evolution of Global Supply Chains

BCG’s Claudio Knizek examines how technological advancements have influenced supply chains worldwide.


Related Capabilities

protected by reCaptcha

Subscribe to our Operations eAlert.

オペレーション

SUBSCRIBE