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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Create a lasting impact in global manufacturing and supply chain operations

Use supply chain and manufacturing operations to create winning strategies

We guide clients through the design and implementation of operational strategies that will stand the test of time, while creating agility and a product portfolio that is commercially and operationally optimized. An interdisciplinary approach—drawing insights from commercial, marketing, IT and digital, and product design—helps clients to unlock next-level productivity gains.

Take a holistic approach to transformation to capture end-to-end value

We show clients how to drive the next S-curve to discover value that is hidden at the intersection of functions—even well-performing ones. More than digitizing operations, we leverage digital and analytics to fundamentally rethink and innovate manufacturing and supply chain operations.

Transform manufacturing processes for better productivity

We help organizations to significantly boost both productivity and effectiveness of core processes, through offerings that encompass everything from digital diagnostics to plant transformations, order management, asset productivity, predictive maintenance, resource-production manufacturing, and lean warehousing.

Boost operational health by identifying skill gaps and building capabilities

Successful manufacturing requires a sweeping upgrade of skills and capabilities, as manufacturers compete with new and agile “digitally native” competitors. We partner with clients to build foundational enablers and develop skills through capability building to create rapid and sustained impact.

Foster a quality culture to create competitive advantage

We help our clients to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations at every touchpoint through benchmarking, developing quality and compliance strategies, and remediation services across the entire value chain and product life cycle.

Leverage digital and autonomous supply chain opportunities

We help clients leverage the opportunities of supply chain 4.0 by incorporating IoT, robotics, and analytics—resulting in a system that allows organizations to react quickly—improving both company performance and customer satisfaction. This digitally connected ecosystem and real-time visibility assists in the removal of silos across the supply chain function, resulting in lower costs, smaller inventories, and fewer lost sales.

1–4%

typical increase

in earnings before interest and taxes

2.2×

higher margin

through skill-based transformations

25%

average reduction

in working capital

Featured capabilities

Digital Capability Centers

Our worldwide network of digital capability centers offer a unique environment to aid in developing the future of manufacturing and supply chain. Clients can “learn by doing” in state-of-the-art facilities across all operational functions.

Always On

A suite of supply chain solutions that helps clients execute and sustain new ways of working, including dashboards, performance metrics, built-in simulations, optimization, and root-cause analytics to guide transformations.

Featured insights

Article

Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains

– Structural shifts in the labor market have left companies struggling to recruit and retain workers. But a set of concrete actions... can help address this imbalance across value chains.
Podcast

Supply-chain resilience: Is there a holy grail?

– Supply-chain disruptions cost the average organization 45 percent of one year’s profits over the course of a decade. How... can businesses manage risk and plan for a more resilient future?
Article

How COVID-19 is reshaping supply chains

– Companies have only partly addressed the weaknesses in global supply chains exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In the face of... new challenges, finishing the job is even more urgent.
Article

Industrial-resource productivity and the road to sustainability

– As industrial companies—especially in process industries—strive for a zero-carbon future, a time-tested approach shows... renewed value in helping reduce carbon by up to one-third in three to five years.
Article

A manufacturing footprint fit for the future, via advanced analytics

– Consumer-goods companies are under pressure to optimize manufacturing for the next normal. Advanced analytics could drive significant... impact for their complex footprints and portfolios.
Article

Lighthouses unlock sustainability through 4IR technologies

– At manufacturing lighthouses, the Fourth Industrial Revolution makes sustainability easier. Environmental sustainability and operational... competitiveness reinforce one another, thanks to digital.
Article

Prediction at scale: How industry can get more value out of maintenance

– Machines can now tell you when they aren’t feeling well. The challenge for today’s industrial players lies in applying... advanced predictive-maintenance technologies across the full scope of their operations.

 

The Future of Production

Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies are shaping the future of production. The Global Lighthouse Network of organizations are demonstrating how to capture their full potential.

Careers

Interested in a career in Operations?

A career within our Operations Practice offers the opportunity to work with the biggest companies in the world, on projects that transform their core business and build resilience for the future. We are continuously seeking the best talent at all levels and for all types of roles, and are particularly keen to talk to experienced professionals looking for their next challenge.

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