Accenture works with clients across a broad range of industries to deliver innovative supply chain strategies that enable profitable growth in new and existing markets.
In today's volatile and increasingly digital global business environment, companies need less of a supply chain and more of a supply network—able to move quickly and flexibly and capitalize on new innovations and respond to digital disruption. Most existing supply chain strategies were built on the assumption of stability, and designed to plan, produce and deliver on a just-in-time basis to assure lean operations and inventory. Now, that hard-won stability may actually hinder a company’s ability to rapidly respond to changing conditions. New technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC), can disrupt supply chain operations—but they can also create opportunities to seize new market share, reduce costs, and gain greater supply chain control. While some organizations are trying to fend off disruption, others are finding ways to disrupt the status quo and seize competitive advantage.