Supply chain augmentation

Supply chain augmentation

Expand your supply chain capacity during a crisis


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Your priorities are keeping your people and business safe, supplied, and connected. Ensure you get the support you need in times of crisis.

Get the immediate support you need

Businesses with direct and indirect supplier ties with affected pandemic areas have taken immediate actions to assess their exposure.

Your supply chain professionals are likely working against the clock to reconfigure global and regional supply chain flows and, where possible, using alternative modes of transportation and conducting trade-offs according to needs, cost, service and risk scenario analysis of all viable options.

They will be doing so while coping with the challenges of increased remote working and potentially unfamiliar virtual team dynamics. You may feel you are in unchartered territory, but these challenging times can be navigated successfully with immediate outside support to expand your capacity.

The help you need, the way you need it

KPMG can provide interim support to organizations who need expanded supply chain capacity. We have skilled professionals at all levels from analyst to senior executive support, with deep experience across supply chain, operations, logistics and procurement.

We can provide immediate and/or temporary capacity as a managed service or staff augmentation:

  • With a managed service, you tell us what you need done and we can run with it while you focus on your other priorities
  • With staff augmentation, we can fill the gaps in skills or capacity you need on a full- or part-time basis under your direction

Where we can help

  • Supply chain response team: establish an Information Management Office to facilitate cross-function information flow and manage supply risk with upstream and downstream partners, and with customers.
  • Scenario planning: pre-emptive action planning, scenarios based on inventory exposure, map sources of materials vs. revenue streams, customer and supplier data, using AI and advanced simulation and planning software.
  • Supplier risk management: analysis of supplier data such as system performance alerts and geopolitical events; identifying suppliers outside of affected regions to determine upstream supply dependencies, and evaluation of alternate source and near-shore options.
  • End-to-end supply chain management: management of internal supply chains and delivery mechanisms, including e-commerce; consumer behaviour modeling and predictive analytics.
  • Technology upgrades: ensure that supply chain teams are equipped for immediate and long-term needs; enabling them to work remotely while maintaining the agility required to support a continuously shifting business environment and customer demands.

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