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KPMG International recognized as a Leader in Supply Chain Risk Management

KPMG International recognized as Vanguard Leader

KPMG International earns prestigious recognition in supply chain risk management.

Amy Greenshields

Head of Communications, Global Advisory

KPMG International


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KPMG International’s “best in class” operating model capability for supply chain risk management has earned the prestigious distinction of being a market-leading “Vanguard” organization in the latest competitive landscape analysis of consulting firms by ALM Intelligence.

“Providers that achieve Vanguard status demonstrate either market-leading depth in particular capabilities or meaningful breadth across a broad spectrum of capabilities,” the report states in naming KPMG as an ALM Intelligence Vanguard Leader. “Combining its capabilities in supply chain operations with a deep understanding of risk and compliance, KPMG firms excel in helping clients design and stand up new, third-party supplier risk and compliance programs, and subsequently evolving them into more holistic, integrated and comprehensive enterprise risk-management programs.”

KPMG was the only consulting organization evaluated as “very strong” on capabilities related to operating model, implementation and tools, and was the only organization in its segment (Supply Chain Multiservice firms) assessed as “very strong” in implementation. KPMG’s supply chain risk management operating model capability was rated Best in Class and KPMG was among the few organizations deemed to be “at the forefront” in addressing a broad range of risks as part of broader enterprise risk-management initiatives that elevate supplier risk into a more strategic, higher-level board and C-suite discussion.

“Managing supply chain risk today demands that organizations focus not only on risks directly impacting internal operations but also on the risks and risk-management practices of their customers, suppliers and supplier’s suppliers to minimize the potential for business disruptions that can dramatically impact business performance and stability,” said Erich L. Gampenrieder, KPMG International’s Global Head of Operations Advisory and Head of Global Operations Center of Excellence. “We are proud to be acknowledged for our efforts to generate innovative initiatives that are helping organizations move beyond managing known supply chain risk sources in order to gain critical visibility into unknown or unpredictable risks that transcend the traditional supplier risk landscape.”

Other highlights of the report include the following:

  • KPMG was one of only seven organizations to earn Vanguard status among the 23 firms evaluated in ALM’s analysis of how consultants can help companies overcome challenges in the evaluation of supply-chain risks originating from beyond their traditional areas of control.
  • The competitive analysis describes KPMG’s approach to supply chain risk management as “cross-functional and multidisciplinary, drawing on resources from the firm’s global Management Advisory, Risk Advisory, and Finance Consulting practices, as well as from its non-consulting Tax and Audit practices.”
  • The report notes that KPMG “seeks to coordinate and integrate supply chain risk management into the development of broader, enterprise-wide risk management programs that possess board-level support, clear roles and accountability, and regular audits to validate program effectiveness. This best practice, according to KPMG, puts clients in a position to turn risk into opportunity for innovation, cost control and improved compliance.”
  • KPMG Capital brings a number of proprietory analytical and intelligence tools to aid clients in making more informed decisions like Third Party Intelligence, a cloud-based algorithmic tool that assesses current and potential future supplier risk, and Astrus Integrity Due Diligence, which monitors and alerts users to potential third-party regulatory risk. KPMG Capital has also enhanced its supply chain risk management capabilities by entering into partnership with Llamasoft for supply chain design.

ALM Intelligence (formerly Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory), is a leading market research firm which has exclusively been analyzing and researching the global consulting industry since 1970. The full report is available for purchase at ALM Intelligence.

For further information, contact:

Amy Greenshields

KPMG International

+1 416 777 8749

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KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the personal opinions of the interviewees and authors based on their personal experience working as Auditors in the industry and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of KPMG International or any KPMG member firm.

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