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Enterprise-wide transformation

Enterprise-wide transformation

Helping clients redefine their portfolio, business and operating model: transforming where they play and how they win

Ensuring enterprise-wide alignment

In today’s dynamic market, organizations must be&nbspwilling to transform or risk irrelevance. Enterprise-wide transformation is&nbspdriven by:

  • Disruptive external forces impacting both business and operating models
  • Unrealized synergies or significant inefficiencies within and between business units in the portfolio
  • Misalignment between stakeholder interests
  • Absence of a clear financial ambition

Transformation is not about incremental change, it requires fundamental shifts in an organization’s value proposition, how they compete and their core operations. Transformation is rarely straightforward and can encounter significant organizational resistance. KPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) helps organizations determine whether or not and to what extent transformation is genuinely required. The answer may be to innovate, refresh or accelerate along the company’s existing trajectory. However, it may instead require a step change or pivot in direction, which is where enterprise-wide transformation comes into its own.

Bringing strategic thinking and the hands-on skillsets&nbspto deliver on transformation, GSG is distinctive in its ability to enact,&nbsprather than merely design or plan for enterprise-wide change. GSG helps&nbsporganizations address the following questions in designing, planning and&nbspimplementing&nbsptheir enterprise-wide transformations.

  • How to refresh or shift the company’s strategy, given recent changes in the market dynamics?
  • How to improve internal/external perception of the business and alignment between the ambition, business and operating models?
  • How to manage the portfolio and improve the role of the corporate center?
  • What are the intended and unintended consequences to the wider whole of decisions in each unit or in one part of the business or operating model?
  • How strong is the company’s readiness to execute transformation and what challenges likely await on that journey?  

GSG’s approach to enterprise-wide&nbsptransformation aligns organizations internally, mapping the&nbspjourney from&nbspwhere clients need to be, back to where they are today, and outlining what&nbspneeds to happen when, for that journey to be realized.

GSG’s approach provides the&nbspoverarching framework for multi-year&nbspstrategic planning, capital allocation,&nbspportfolio&nbspand synergy assessments, scenario planning, corporate center redesigns, and&nbspother modularized enterprise- wide&nbspservices.

The case examples below&nbspdemonstrate the transformative results GSG’s distinctive way of thinking can&nbspbring to a client’s organization, when addressing enterprise-wide&nbsptransformation challenges.

Delivering a 300% increase in operating profit through a global transformation of an investment management company

A&nbspmultinational investment company had a well-established geographic footprint&nbspand depth of investment manufacturing and distribution capabilities, but was failing&nbspto capture significant market share and achieve superior financial performance.&nbspGSG professionals provided an integration and transformation strategy that helped&nbspto reinvigorated performance, enhanced value and put the investment manager&nbspahead of its peers. 

From double-digit negative to double-digit positive profit margins within three years

Facing rapid&nbspindustry disruption with an underperforming, complex portfolio of business&nbspunits that reflected the oil industry of bygone decades,&nbspan Asian oil&nbsprefinery business sought to develop a strategy to return to profitability&nbspwithin three years. GSG identified which parts of the portfolio to grow through&nbspinvestment, which to exit, and how to align business and operating models&nbspacross the portfolio to realize greater synergy – resulting in a transformation&nbspof the business and its successful turnaround.

Unless the context otherwise requires, throughout this website “Global Strategy Group”, “GSG”, “KPMG”, and “KPMG network” (“we”, “our”, and “us”) generally refers to the member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity that services as a coordinating entity for the KPMG network. KPMG International provides no client services.

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