12:30 minutes listen, Podcast in German

In this episode of KPMG Expert Talk, Dominik Weber, Head of Media Relations at KPMG Switzerland discusses challenges to supply chains with Christoph Wolleb, Director and Head of Supply Chain Operations, and Adrian Stoll, Senior Manager and supply chain expert.

Value chain disruption

The current upheavals in global logistics and sustainability will have a strong and long-lasting impact on value chains.

The COVID-19 pandemic callously exposed how fragile global logistics are, as current upheavals in supply chains and delivery bottlenecks show.

In addition, investors, clients and the general public are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to transparency in non-financial aspects of business performance, e.g. environmental social government (ESG).

In this podcast edition, supply chain experts Christoph Wolleb and Adrian Stoll mull over the reasons why global logistics fell out of sync and how companies can prepare their supply chains for a more robust future.

«Many firms lack knowledge about the different suppliers that make up their value chain, or at least don’t have sufficient information about them.»

– Christoph Wolleb, director and head of supply chain operations

«We encourage every market player to see the significant opportunities that come with ESG and supply chain transparency.»

– Adrian Stoll, senior manager and supply chain expert

Insights and takeaways

  • Investors, clients and the general public are no longer only asking firms for transparency on their economic performance, but increasingly also on non-financial aspects such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.
  • Firms are under pressure to be transparent across the board, but it also actually works in their favor: By increasing transparency, firms can build better foundations for a more agile and robust value chain.
  • ESG-compliant supply chains will be increasingly inherent in business success.
  • Integrating smart technology can help unravel complexity in supply chains or make them easier to manage. For example, by incorporating big data on geopolitical information, weather data and supplier risks in their own data, firms get a more holistic control over their supply chains.

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