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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

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Making supply-chain decarbonization happen

– Active supply-chain decarbonization is becoming a license to operate for businesses, but companies aiming to be role models in... the fight against climate change must overcome roadblocks along the way.
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Can your supply chain deliver what your consumer wants?

– In a far more complex business environment, consumer companies can rethink—and potentially redesign—their supply-chain... operating models for the resiliency and agility they need.
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A smarter way to digitize maintenance and reliability

– In heavy-equipment maintenance, digital and analytics tools are struggling to live up to their promise. Here’s how to help... them pull their weight.
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Labor-intensive factories—analytics-intensive productivity

– New analytics tools can help manufacturers in labor-intensive sectors boost productivity and earnings by double-digit percentages.
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Net zero or bust: Beating the abatement cost curve for growth

– Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and... instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets.

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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