Supply Chain

Improve supply chain resilience

Global companies are dealing with supply chains that are extensive and complex. Economic pressures are adding to supply chain vulnerability, making companies more prone to disruptions that can damage profitability, shareholder value, and reputation. Enterprises, looking to strengthen their operating footprint to weather volatility in the markets, are considering their exposure to risk from end-to-end and top-to-bottom of the supply chain, operational agility, and global tax profile.

Read on for our latest thinking on supply chain resilience.

 
 

Resources to explore

Check out the publications and videos below for insights on a potential manufacturing resurgence.

Publications

10Minutes on strategic supply chain management

New research shows that high performing supply chains can achieve sales and revenue growth while managing costs. That sounds like a tall order, but there are things you can do now to manage your supply chain as a strategic asset to boost performance and profitability.
 
PwC and the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation: Making the right risk decisions to strengthen operations performance

This report by PwC and MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation analyses supply chain & risk management approaches of companies facing high risks: raw material price & currency fluctuation, market changes, fuel price volatility & natural disasters.
 
10Minutes on supply chain flexibility
10Minutes on supply chain flexibility

Volatility has become a fact of life in today’s business landscape. Yet, after years of global expansion, many companies’ supply chains are brittle, unable to respond to frequent fluctuations in demand and supply. This 10Minutes explores strategies companies can deploy to make their supply chains more agile and adaptable.
 
Global supply chain survey 2013: Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored
Global supply chain survey 2013: Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored

Our Global supply chain survey shows how supply chain leaders are moving ahead of the pack. Read the report and see how PwC can help you compete more effectively.
 
Manufacturing Barometer 12Q3, with special topic on supply chain
Manufacturing Barometer 12Q3, with special topic on supply chain

Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey of executives in large, multinational industrial manufacturing businesses that captures participants' assessments US and world economies and their company's expectations in revenue growth, margins, inventory, costs investment plans, and mergers and acquisitions.
 
Assessing tax: 2012 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and services companies
Assessing tax: 2012 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and services companies

Assessing tax provides benchmarking data from industrial products and services companies including aerospace and defense, chemicals, engineering and construction, industrial manufacturing, metals, and transportation and logistics. The report provides a detailed analysis of tax rate metrics for the companies benchmarked. This edition includes report on transfer pricing, supply chain management, and merger and acquisition activity.
 
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 1: Supply chain and manufacturing: Focus on three
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 1: Supply chain and manufacturing: Focus on three "Vs" to improve supply chain management

Aerospace and defense executives should increase their value chain visibility, manage demand variability and increase velocity increase profitability. Seeing and managing can improve the cost structure and schedule of any program.
 
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 2: Supplier management: Can aircraft manufacturers prevent rate ramp-up problems?
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 2: Supplier management: Can aircraft manufacturers prevent rate ramp-up problems?

Supply chain risk is a major issue aircraft manufacturers, but one-fifth (21%) of commercial and defense aerospace supply chains are not prepared for the high ramp-up expected from newly announced civil and military programs, creating vulnerability or failure. Aerospace companies and their leading tier-one suppliers should prepare for potential supply chain problems, especially particularly in light of delays experienced in recent programs.
 
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 4: Globalization: Aerospace suppliers need a flight plan to sustain growth
Gaining altitude with PwC, Issue 4: Globalization: Aerospace suppliers need a flight plan to sustain growth

Commercial aerospace suppliers are enjoying an unprecedented surge in demand. But a new concern is mushrooming on the horizon: globalization.
 

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Videos

Factors affecting a US manufacturing resurgence
Made in the USA again: Factors affecting a resurgence

PwC US Industrial Products leader Bob McCutcheon discusses seven key factors that will affect a resurgence in US manufacturing, from shale gas, to talent, to demand and more.
 
The potential for a US manufacturing resurgence
Made in the USA again: The potential for a US manufacturing resurgence

PwC US Industrial Products Leader Bob McCutcheon discusses the potential economic and business impact of a manufacturing renewal in the United States.