In a rapidly changing world, supply chain management (SCM) is under more scrutiny than ever.
Risk and uncertainty have grown exponentially. Previously reliable networks of sourcing and supply chain are being questioned, and inflating costs are causing headaches in nearly every sector. A frantic pace of innovation is sweeping the SCM arena, as more firms realise that delaying digitalization is inviting commercial failure. Transparency in supply is also becoming an unavoidable responsibility.
Against this backdrop, you need the right support and expertise to transform your supply chain. BearingPoint deliver structured SCM consulting that spans business strategy and operational implementation, and measurably improves long-term commercial outlook.
Our approach addresses three critical strategic objectives – sustainability, digitalization and resilience. They are inter-dependent, and must be tackled together along with profitability and cash levels to achieve holistic transformation.
SCM is now at the heart of the drive towards sustainability. BearingPoint understand how Scope 3 emissions and ESG criteria should be integrated into your procurement processes.
For example, harnessing the right technology can improve your sustainability reporting. And the more sustainable your business is, the more resilient, because you can demonstrate to shareholders and customers alike that you are doing the right thing over time.
Digitalization brings profound improvements in control and efficiency in your supply chain. We help you transform end-to-end best practice procurement processes into the cloud, generating value with the help of more data, intelligently used.
Source-to-contract – more data helps to predict risks and savings
Supplier management – new collaboration models to drive innovation and build trust
Procure-to-pay – this process area becomes increasingly, and then completely, automated
The journey begins with a cloud platform for your sourcing and supply chain and a more integrated business network with suppliers. Next, the focus shifts to big data and process mining, and an open innovation cloud to enable highly connected collaboration. Finally, you’ll move to the last step of supply chain digitalization, which incorporates the technologies of digital twin, AI and robotic process automation.
Digitalization brings increased transparency around sustainability. It also delivers greater awareness of operations, that in turn empowers agility – which is key to resilience.
Over numerous projects in different industries, BearingPoint have acquired extensive experience in building a resilient supplier base and supply chain.
Risk is mitigated in numerous ways. Supplier diversification and nearshoring are two potentially valuable strategies, along with considering a shift in supply chain technologies. But for BearingPoint, the most powerful tool in the mitigation of risk is effective collection and use of data.
Resilience is closely associated with your ability to adapt and operate in agile ways. It is only achievable with a sophisticated digitalization approach and a comprehensive sustainability framework.
With your roadmap in place, implementation can begin.
BearingPoint employ over 120 technology consultants with specialist expertise in the implementation of supply chain transformation projects. We work with state-of-the-art sourcing and procurement platforms, including Coupa, Jaggaer and SAP Ariba, over a period of up to ten years, depending on the scale and complexity of your project.
BearingPoint operate in an agile way, using a range of KPIs to measure your project’s success.
BearingPoint implementations deliver measurable results. For a typical project, you can expect to see the following benefits: