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Supply Chain & Network Operations

Deloitte can help you imagine, deliver, and run your supply networks to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities—providing a platform for generating critical insights, optimising business processes, and automating supply chain activities across your value chain.

Traditional, linear supply chains are evolving into sets of dynamic, IoT-enabled digital supply networks (DSNs). The perennial supply chain pressures of boosting productivity, supporting innovation, and moving faster—with more agility—become even more important as new business models, markets, and competitors emerge. In a digital economy, digital supply networks become imperative.

Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations practice can help you imagine, deliver, and run your digital supply networks to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities—providing a platform for generating critical insights, optimising business processes, and automating supply chain activities across your value chain.

We tackle organisations’ most complex issues by drawing on global capabilities that span all areas of business strategy and operations across industries such as consumer and industrial products, resources, financial services, telecom, and healthcare.

Our world-class supply chain practice—plus our extensive technology enablement and digital enterprise transformation capabilities—can help you respond to supply chain disruption with confidence and agility. Our DSN Strategy, Insights and Advanced Solutions professionals can help you design, build, and operate a digital supply network, providing a flexible, future-facing ecosystem that connects elements across your supply chain—from product development to planning and sourcing to production and delivery, including post-delivery product monitoring, re-ordering, and customer support.

Our Synchronised Planning teams develop integrated business strategies and supply planning solutions that coordinate the flow and delivery of products and materials through the supply network to optimally balance total cost to serve rising customer expectations. We’ll help you visualise and plan your supply network from end to end, advising on process development, supply chain flexibility, service/repair planning, system implementations, performance metrics, analytics, organisation design, and change management.

To address Logistics and Distribution, implement our industry-leading strategies to develop best practises for moving the right product to the right place at the right time. Our people will guide you to shape your distribution network, define your logistics outsourcing strategy, optimise your transport and warehouse operations, and design your logistics systems.

For Supply Management & Digital Procurement needs, Deloitte marries cutting-edge digital tools with market-leading consulting services to drive insight around spend management and deliver increased cost savings at a faster pace. Aim for the best return on investment on your third-party procurement spending through Deloitte’s cloud-based solutions and services, driving category management, supplier management, and sourcing of indirect and direct materials.

Further, our teams can help transform your manufacturing portfolio into a competitive weapon and realise both the top and bottom line objectives of your organisation with Manufacturing Strategy & Smart Operations. Deloitte helps drive clients’ productivity and asset efficiency by implementing innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and building client capabilities to drive operational excellence. Through a combination of advanced digital assets and deep functional knowledge, we execute at the intersection of the boardroom and the shop floor.

Our offerings, enabled by cutting-edge technologies, range from pure manufacturing strategy to footprint rationalisation, lean transformation, asset efficiency, maintenance and reliability strategy, quality, extended manufacturing collaboration with the supply base, and post-merger operational integration. Through these solutions we implement technology-enabled business process changes that affect enduring transformations, driving results which stand the test of time.

But to begin the transformation of your product development capabilities, you’ll need to improve product quality, reduce time-to-market, and drive increased R&D return on investment. Our Product Strategy & Lifecycle Management professionals help you optimise portfolio management, new product development, cross-functional collaboration, organisational efficiency, product data management, and technology solutions for product lifecycle management.

Finally, Deloitte Supply Chain Transformation teams help define and execute pre- and post-day one supply chain and operational synergy programmes covering the full breadth of the Supply Chain & Network Operations offering.

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Alan Flanagan

Alan Flanagan

Partner - Consulting

Alan is the Partner Lead for Enterprise, Technology & Performance. Based in the Dublin office with over twenty years experience specialising in the area of financial management and transformation. Ala... More