Supply chain management

The motivation to review Procurement and Supply Chain methods is shifting from a traditional cost cutting approach to a more strategic focus on value-adding activity through digital transformation.

Our specialists work across all industry sectors helping organisations become more competitive whilst positioning their supply chains as a strategic asset to drive growth.

 

Issues you may be facing

  • You are not clear on where to start and how to digitise your supply chain in a sustainable manner
  • You are considering entering a new market
  • Your supply chain is struggling to support growth plans
  • You are struggling to match supply with demand
  • Your competitors are disrupting the market
  • You need cost base reduction to remain competitive

Source: 2016 PwC Global Industry 4.0 Survey

We help clients build a supply base with a highly competitive cost and service profile, and turn procurement into a strategic business partner with a clear commercial focus. Our services cover the end-to-end procurement process including:

  • Strategic sourcing and analytics
  • Procurement operating model
  • Digital procurement solutions
  • Supplier relationship, risk and performance management
  • Contract management and value realisation

PwC ranked as a Global leader in Procurement operations consulting

We help clients develop supply chains that are tailored to the market, cost effective and deliver superior performance to unlock value. Our services from strategy to execution include:

  • Supply chain strategy and operating model
  • Inventory and working capital optimisation
  • Supply chain planning solutions
  • Logistics network optimisation

We help our clients to build capability to unlock the value from digital revolution and create transparency to supply chain through analytics. We can help you in areas such as: 

  • Digital strategy and transformation
  • Target operating model design and implemenation
  • Rapid supply chain diagnostics e.g SCOOP - see below 
  • Technology design and implementation (e.g Industry 4.0)

Find out more about Supply Chain Opportunity and Optimisation Platform (SCOOP)

Case studies and insights

Solving the online logistics dilemma

Solving the online logistics dilemma

E-commerce businesses have allowed shoppers to have sky-high delivery expectations, but these companies have not given sufficient thought to logistics complexities and costs. As we assess retail today, many online operations have never made a profit. A smart, structured approach using a clear framework can start to reverse years of losses.

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Industry 4.0: How digitization makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused

Industry 4.0: How digitization makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused

If the vision of Industry 4.0 is to be realized, most enterprise processes must become more digitized. A critical element will be the evolution of traditional supply chains toward a connected, smart, and highly efficient supply chain ecosystem.

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Procurement 4.0: Are you ready for the digital revolution?

Procurement 4.0: Are you ready for the digital revolution?

Some call it “digitalization,” some call it “smart manufacturing,” and others call it “the next industrial revolution” or “Industry 4.0.” Whatever term you use, a combination of new technologies - from big data analytics to 3D printing - is revolutionizing companies’ operational and administrative processes and creating innovative digital products and services.

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Contact us

Keshava Naidu
Operations consulting leader, PwC South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 059 7223
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Retief Ferreira
Supply chain and Procurement leader, PwC South Africa
Tel: + 27 0(11) 287 0347
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