supply chain


Supply Chain

Improve top-line growth and lower costs

Traditional, linear supply chains are evolving into a set of dynamic digital supply networks, allowing dramatically increased differentiation. No matter how innovative or well-conceived your business strategy, if your operations can’t meet the mark, that strategy can never become reality.

Deloitte’s Global Supply Chain practice focuses on delivering practical, strategy-driven value through advisory services that optimize, reinvent, digitize and improve the supply chain from end to end — design, plan, source, make, and deliver. We tackle organisations’ most complex issues by drawing on global capabilities that span all areas of business strategy and operations and industries including Consumer & Industrial Products; Energy & Resources; Financial Services; Technology, Media, & Telecom; Healthcare & Life Sciences; and Public Sector.

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Supply Chain Strategy

Business strategy defines an organisation’s goals and aspirations, where it will play (e.g., geography, customers, products) and how it will win (e.g., value proposition to customers, sources of defensible competitive advantage).  Deloitte’s Supply Chain Strategy offering is focused on helping our clients to create, refine, and implement supply chain strategies that support their overarching business strategy. We focus on helping companies determine what distinctive supply chain capabilities must be in place and what management structure, processes and systems will position the organisation to win in the marketplace.  This includes operating model design and optimisation as well as defining and developing supply chain capabilities that are core to competitive advantage, improving operational and financial performance, and managing supply chain related risk. 

Supply Chain Planning

Effectively integrating your supply chain’s many parts in alignment with your organisation’s financial plan, can contribute significantly to improvements in financial performance and market competitiveness.

Deloitte’s Supply Chain Planning practice helps you effectively manage and synchronize customer demand, supply chain assets, and working capital to drive and deliver improvements in customer service levels, supply chain costs, and working capital. We assist organisations with end-to-end supply chain planning vision definition, process development, supply chain flexibility, service/repair planning, system implementations, performance metrics, analytics, organisation design, and change management.

Manufacturing Strategy & Operations

Deloitte’s Manufacturing Strategy & Operations practice drives core operational improvement in our clients’ value chains. We help our clients define their manufacturing strategy and align both production systems and supplier relationships. We use lean methods, analytics, and design for manufacturability to transform operational capabilities. By reducing waste and increasing responsiveness, agility, and returns on net assets, Deloitte prepares its clients to win in the rapidly changing, increasingly complex global marketplace.

Sourcing & Procurement

Procurement in 2020 will look very different than it does today. This radical and rapid change is transforming how organisations source and procure the various goods and services they need to operate. As a result, new strategies, skills, knowledge, and tools are emerging to address today’s — and tomorrow’s — shifting challenges and opportunities.

Deloitte’s Sourcing and Procurement Practice has a proven track record of tackling these challenges and enabling our Clients to sustain measurable and impactful results. We support our Clients’ sourcing aspirations by partnering to create and execute tailored strategy through execution approaches that consider short versus long-term value tradeoffs, knowledge transfer, culture change, and capability building. We deliver rapid and meaningful results by helping our Clients optimize their indirect and direct spend needs through spend diagnostics, capability assessments, global category strategic sourcing, operating model and organisation design, technology enablement, contract risk and performance management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Logistics & Distribution

As intricate as a spider’s web, logistics and distribution networks are highly complex, making the movement of products and materials from point to point on a global scale a significant challenge for many companies.

Deloitte’s Logistics & Distribution practice works with organisations to determine the most effective strategy and practices for moving the required product to the required place at the required time. We help address issues such as distribution network strategy, logistics outsourcing strategy, sourcing of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers, logistics operating model, transport optimisation, distribution operations and facility design, order to cash process optimisation and transportation management systems.

Product Development

A truly efficient product development and engineering process requires both strategic and operational vision. Yet achieving both today is extraordinarily difficult. Product development organisations are under constant pressure to generate more big ideas with the potential to be the next big market-makers, and to do so while accelerating time to market, increasing profitability, reducing costs, and navigating an ever-changing landscape of compliance regulations.

Deloitte’s Product Development practice works with organisations to improve their product development related capabilities in order to improve product quality, reduce time-to-market, and drive increased return on their R&D investment. We can assist you with product and project portfolio management, new product development and change management processes, cross-functional development collaboration, organisational efficiency, product data management, and technology enablers.

Supply Chain Managed Services

Deloitte also offers Supply Chain Managed Services (SCMS), a suite of solutions that supplement your internal capabilities on an ongoing basis to achieve measurable improvement in supply chain performance. Our managed services range from providing supply chain organisations with data-driven insights, to helping run operations that can drive improved supply chain performance. Regardless of where you are starting from, we can devise an approach that enhances your internal capabilities and gives you ongoing access to valuable insights into your supply chain’s performance.​

Value webs


  • Deloitte named a leader in business operations consulting services, worldwide by Gartner
  • Deloitte named a global leader in innovation strategy and new product development consulting by Kennedy
  • Deloitte ranks first in brand preference for sustainability consulting worldwide, according to a global survey conducted by independent research firm Verdantix
  • Deloitte named a global leader in Procurement Operations Consulting by Kennedy
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Meet our leaders

Cormac Hughes

Cormac Hughes

Partner | Head of Consulting

Cormac is the Head of Consulting at Deloitte Ireland. Prior to this appointment, Cormac led the Strategy and Operations team within consulting where he advised international corporate clients on Strat... More

Kieran Devery

Kieran Devery

Director - Consulting

Kieran Devery is a Consulting Director specialising in the provision of Service Operations and Supply Chain advisory services across a broad range of industry sectors. Kieran brings a wealth of strate... More