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Supply chain and procurement

Supply chain and procurement

Our supply chain and procurement capability works across the end to end supply chain through plan, source, make and deliver. We help supply chain and procurement functions deliver competitive advantage through cost effectiveness, service improvement and improved resilience and flexibility.

We work from strategy to execution using digital technology where appropriate to bring the latest innovative thinking to our clients.

Meet members of the team

John Calder

John Calder

Partner, expert in supply chain transformation

“Our clients are becoming more and more focused on climate change and sustainability and in most industries, supply chain is frequently the biggest contributor.  The impact of manufacturing and transportation is most visible, but the link into procurement and the impact of your supplier base also needs to be considered. But there is more than risk in climate change – greening your supply chain can also help drive efficiency and build supply chain resilience and innovation.”

Abdi Azimi

Abdi Azimi

Partner | Supply chain and procurement | London

Sofia Gkiafi

Sofia Gkiafi

Expert in supply chain and procurement

"With all the hype around lights-out planning, demand sensing, machine learning and demand-driven supply chains, the skills that will be most valuable in planning teams will be changing, and so will the day-to-day life of the planner – arguably for the better."

Focus on your sector

Category management and supplier management

We have rich, cross-industry experience helping our clients to optimise their 3rd party supplier spend while enhancing quality, reliability and innovation in the supply base. We support this through design and implementation of new processes and operating models, driving supplier collaboration, developing category strategies, executing sourcing events and more effective management of contracts to reduce both cost and risk.

Procurement operations / purchase to pay

Our procurement practice helps clients optimise their operational procurement processes and buying channels to enhance control, visibility and service while managing costs and improving the experience for non-procurement users. We also support our clients to define their digital procurement technology strategies in a rapidly changing technological landscape, ensuring adequate procurement governance and controls are in place, and improving efficiency through automation, collaboration and AI.

Forecasting, planning and demand management

Planning is the heartbeat of any supply chain and getting it right is now more important than ever. We support our clients with demand and supply planning, inventory management, and integrated business planning. From strategy through to design and execution, we equip our clients with pragmatic solutions for their unique situation, and support them to develop their own capability so that change sticks. We have first-hand industry experience and understand the inherent challenges in Supply Chain Planning.

Manufacturing and assembly

Our strong technological expertise coupled with our proven approach allow us to offer clients the ability to identify efficiencies and optimise their manufacturing and assembly infrastructure. We work across all areas including e-commerce, renewable supply chain design, reshoring and process analytics.

Logistics and distribution

Our cross-industry experts support clients across a range of logistics and distribution engagements. These include complex final mile supply chain design, 3PL and 4PL outsourcing strategy, logistics control tower design and implementation, fleet management and electric vehicle strategy as well as supply chain network modelling and optimisation and technology strategy.

Service management

Post-sale services are increasingly important in winning and retaining customers. Our expertise in returns optimisation and processing, stores and network inventory management, data analytics and AI solutions in post-sales services keeps our clients one step ahead of the competition.

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