Supply Chain Management

In an increasingly competitive market, our specialists recognise the importance of efficient, competitive, transparent, equitable and fair supply chain management and the clarity required by clients regarding this critical process that keeps the wheels of our economy turning.

Engineering and re-engineering operational resilience and agility

The Covid-19 pandemic and Industry 4.0 have converged to change the principles of operational and supply chain excellence. Operational resilience requires greater agility and risk management, which doesn’t need to come at a higher cost. Approached in the right way, supply chains can be reconfigured to reduce risk and costs - and unlock innovation.

BDO’s Supply Chain Management professionals work with you to strike the ideal balance between cost, service levels, agility, innovation, and risk. We help you transform your supply chain into an integrated value chain that drives competitive advantage.

We work with businesses of all industries and sizes to optimise operations and drive resilience across the value chain. Whether you want to focus on one functional area or transform your entire supply chain, we can help.

Our offerings include:

Global Value Chain Solutions Integrated strategy development and solutions for global value chains. Our local experts are supported by global experts in Supply Chain Management from over 160 countries.

Site Selection and Incentives Maximise investments in people, capital, and facilities. Our ability to source expertise in Risk Advisory Services allows us to advise you on key areas.

Network Optimisation Align the network with business goals and opportunities to generate cost savings, harness efficiencies, improve customer service levels and minimise disruptions.

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Performance Management Transform procurement processes and de-risk the supply base. Develop policies, SOPs and execute category strategies.

Sales & Operations Planning Increase the accuracy of demand forecasting, shorten lead times and make smarter decisions faster with integrated business planning.

Inventory Management Assessments of warehousing, inventory and supply chain policies. This allows us to assist you to improve replenishment planning, balance inventory and service levels, and optimise working capital investment.

Intelligent Supply Chain Digitise the supply chain to connect systems, processes and data, increase end-to-end visibility and capture hidden value.

Operations Transformation Deliver new efficiencies, boost productivity, and build new capabilities by rewiring processes and rearchitecting your operating model.

What can you expect?

  • Policies and procedures customised to your needs
  • Solutions and methodologies aligned to your entity and needs
  • A holistic perspective that avoids sub-optimisation
  • Deep industry-specific and cross-functional experience
  • Well-defined milestones and outputs
  • Your people empowered, and change you can sustain

From continuous collaboration comes countless efficiencies

Industry 4.0 brings numerous time-saving, cost-cutting, resource-maximising benefits to supply chains across industries. Even incremental improvements have measurable results. Disruptive events can be modelled across a range of scenarios.

So, when dealing with the inevitable surprises of real-world supply chains, the response is no longer to just “wing it.” Adapting happens both more quickly and more effectively. Find out how our team of professionals can help you streamline your Supply Chain Management operations with SCM consulting services for Industry 4.0.

Public Sector

Supply chain management in the public sector can also develop to align to the requirements of Industry 4.0. Our extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework will allow you to implement your strategies through developing efficient, effective, transparent, fair and equitable procurement processes.

Our incorporation of the Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management has improved our Supply Chain Management Infrastructure advisory in most sectors involved in infrastructure. This includes tender reviews prior to awards being made by any entity, tender efficiency reviews and optimisation.

Across industries, BDO brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of supply chain management activities, and the unique challenges facing our clients' businesses. Backed by a global network spanning more than 160 countries, we can address both domestic and international needs.