PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. and LLamasoft Inc. Form Joint Business Relationship to Provide New Service on Supply Chain Design

29 January 2016
PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.
LLamasoft Inc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Akira Kashima, Yasuharu Suzuki) today announced the launch of “Supply Chain Design Service” to support client’s supply chain transformation. Using the platform of LLamasoft Inc. (Head Office : Michigan USA, CEO : Donald A. Hicks), our one-stop service will help companies to design a strategic supply chain through optimizing and simulation experiments based on actual data, to execute transformation, and to establish a new supply chain.

This partnership between LLamasoft, which offers a wide variety of corporations best-in-class network design technology through optimizing and simulating their supply chains, and PricewaterhouseCoopers Co, Ltd. which provides a broad range of business services taking account of business circumstances of each country and tax risk management through PwC global network, enable to offer a distinctive and comprehensive service based on their business models and external factors.

Optimizing supply chain costs, locations and routes has been a challenge for many corporations. However, their business in volatile environment make their supply chains more difficult to maintain in ordinary ways they have been utilizing for the past years.

Example of utilizing LLamasoft solution

Leveraging the LLamasoft’s platform, PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. supports clients build supply chains aligned with business strategies by conducting various simulations to identify feasible scenarios. We offer a holistic approach from redesigning the existing supply chain to establishing a new supply chain.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. will provide this service with 20 consultants specialized in supply chain innovation, and aims to achieve one billion yen in annual sales.


About PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. is one of the largest consulting firms in Japan, providing business consulting services and deal advisory. The Deal Advisory group, specializing in M&A, business recovery & restructuring and infrastructure, and the Consulting group, engaging in comprehensive services from planning to execution of management strategies, combine their expertise to provide our clients with optimal solutions. By making the most of PwC ' global network, including the advisory services of our approximately 1,700 professionals, our clients have the support of over 208,000 employees in 157 countries to help them solve their management issues.

About PwC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at 

About LLamasoft Inc.
LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.  

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