Supply chains consultancy

As supply chains have become more fragmented and dispersed, designing and managing them has become increasingly difficult.

The process of getting physical products to the final customer may involve a multi-tier network of partners – distributed globally – across which innovation needs to be faster and more effective than ever before.

Designing and operating effective global networks is a fundamental source of competitive advantage for manufacturers. As networks have become increasingly complex and fragmented, it is crucial that international manufacturers are able to ‘make the right things in the right places’, have agile and resilient supply chains and the right people and processes to run them.

As supply chains have become more fragmented and dispersed, designing and managing them has become increasingly difficult.

The process of getting physical products to the final customer may involve a multi-tier network of partners – distributed globally – across which innovation needs to be faster and more effective than ever before.

Designing and operating effective global networks is a fundamental source of competitive advantage for manufacturers. As networks have become increasingly complex and fragmented, it is crucial that international manufacturers are able to ‘make the right things in the right places’, have agile and resilient supply chains and the right people and processes to run them.

HOW WE CAN HELP

We have worked with multinational organisations on a range of supply chain consultancy projects and have a set of structured approaches which support organisations through strategic and operational change. We can work with companies to address specific challenges or opportunities, or we can take a ‘whole system’ approach to achieve maximum competitive advantage from network optimisation.

 Supply chains consultancy areas we help with:

Strategic network design

Strategic network design

Manufacturing footprint strategy

End-to-end supply network configuration

Configuration of service supply networks

Mapping and configuring industrial ecosystems

Capability development

Capability development

Developing end-to-end supply chain capabilities

Digital supply chains capability development

Making the right things in the right places

Major challenges

Major challenges

Digital supply chain transformation

Developing global supply chain resilience

Sustainable/circular supply networks

Post-merger integration of supply networks

E-commerce-driven ‘last-mile logistics’

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Digital supply chains consortium
Digital supply chains assessment
Manufacturing footprint strategy

Digital Supply Chains Consortium

Digital supply chains assessment

Manufacturing footprint strategy

Accelerate your supply chain transformation through collaboration with leading academics and industry experts, robust tools, the latest research, education and insights.

Systematically review your supply chains to prioritise the technology interventions that impact all areas of your end-to-end supply system covering inbound, internal and outbound operations.

Optimise your global production networks and reduce costs through our established manufacturing footprint approach for global supply chain reconfiguration.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Digital supply chains consortium

Digital Supply Chains Consortium

Accelerate your supply chain transformation through collaboration with leading academics and industry experts, robust tools, the latest research, education and insights.

Digital supply chains assessment

Digital supply chains assessment

Systematically review your supply chains to prioritise the technology interventions that impact all areas of your end-to-end supply system covering inbound, internal and outbound operations.

Manufacturing footprint strategy

Manufacturing footprint strategy

Optimise your global production networks and reduce costs through our established manufacturing footprint approach for global supply chain reconfiguration.

“We highly value our work with IfM Engage combining leading edge research with access to non-competing peer insights. This applied science approach is a rare find in the domain of manufacturing.”

Per Berggren, Industrial Strategy Manager, IKEA

“We highly value our work with IfM Engage combining leading edge research with access to non-competing peer insights. This applied science approach is a rare find in the domain of manufacturing.”

Per Berggren, Industrial Strategy Manager, IKEA

ENGAGE WITH US

Consultancy
services

Our global network of supply chain experts combines the latest insights with senior-level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our clients’ individual objectives, drawing from research, world class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and actions.

Talent and capability
development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their global supply chain knowledge and skills in practice.

Digital Supply
Chains Consortium

The Digital Supply Chains Consortium is a unique collaboration between industrial member companies and the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It brings together some of the world’s leading organisations and academics, who are focused on delivering the tools, education and insights needed for the supply chains of the future.

ENGAGE WITH US

Consultancy services

Consultancy services

Our global network of supply chain experts combines the latest insights with senior-level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our clients’ individual objectives, drawing from research, world class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and actions.

Talent capability development

Talent and capability development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their global supply chain knowledge and skills in practice.

Digital supply chains consortium

Digital Supply Chains Consortium

The Digital Supply Chains Consortium is a unique collaboration between industrial member companies and the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It brings together some of the world’s leading organisations and academics, who are focused on delivering the tools, education and insights needed for the supply chains of the future.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us to discuss your supply chain challenge and how specialist consultancy, membership and/or training programmes can help your organisation.

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