Next-Generation Supply Chains: Efficient, Fast and Tailored

This report from PwC is based on a global survey on supply chain management conducted in June 2013. The report states that in today’s fast-paced world companies need to view the supply chain as a strategic asset, or they will fall behind.
The survey distinguished two groups of companies; “The Leaders”, who consistently outperform their peers, and the underperforming “Laggards”. The Leaders deliver on time in full (OTIF) at 96%, compared to 79% of Laggards, and the Leaders earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margin is 16%, while Laggards only show 7% margin.
Six key findings
  1. You can have it all: Companies that acknowledge supply chain as a strategic asset achieve 70% higher performance.
  2. Leaders focus on best-in-class delivery, cost and flexibility to meet increasingly demanding customer requirements.
  3. One size doesn’t fit all: Leaders tailor their supply chains to the needs of different customer segments.
  4. Leaders outsource production and delivery but retain global control of core strategic functions.
  5. Differentiating supply chain capabilities: Leaders in mature and emerging markets invest more heavily in differentiating supply chain capabilities.
  6. Next-generation and sustainable: Interest in next-generation technologies and sustainable supply chains is growing.  



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