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In the short term, oil prices look set to remain highly volatile, with a long-term probable upward trend.
This detailed white paper examines how companies need to rethink their supply chains in light of these trends in order to achieve high performance.
In mid-2008, Accenture published a widely regarded white paper, “Past the Tipping Point,” which was aimed at helping companies adjust to the dramatic increases in the price of oil at the time. Nearly two years later, high oil prices have been replaced by highly volatile oil prices in the short term, and the long-term prospect of sustained price hikes.
These trends are driven by the fact that world oil is expected to peak in the next decade, with supplies of easily extracted (and thus cheap) oil likely to run out in 2050. And even if oil supplies held out or new finds were discovered, environmental pressures are likely to mount, and with them tax burdens associated with carbon-based fuel production.
Accordingly, in this paper, "Beyond the Tipping Point: Preparing to Thrive in an Oil-Challenged World," we will discuss holistic approaches to five key processes.
There is never a bad time to review and then optimize supply chains. High-performance businesses—those that consistently outpace their competitors in growth and profitability—know that better than most. An era of volatile oil prices will increase the distance between high performers and the rest. High performers will:
Contact us to find out how Accenture can help your company achieve high performance in an oil-challenged world.
April 9, 2010
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