Tell Me More - Supply Chain Complexity and Changing Expectations: It’s time to ‘Know Your Supply Chain’

October 2016

Overview

Competitive pressure to reduce costs is forcing changes in supply chain operating models, creating more complexity and dependence in the value chain. The number of entities and interdependence between parties is increasing and expectations regarding reporting are also becoming more burdensome. Leading companies are approaching these challenges in similar ways, providing tremendous value to their organizations.

Key insights from the report include:

  • Supply chain initiatives focused on cost reduction have introduced tremendous complexity in corporate supply chains, leading to greater interdependence between companies. 
  • In addition to complexity, companies are also facing greater stakeholder expectations. Customers demand businesses address wider stakeholder transparency needs in addition to their cost, convenience, and functionality expectations. 
  • Leading companies have implemented frameworks to manage supply chain risk and increase network transparency. These companies have found that increasing visibility may offer a win-win to their organization.

Tell Me More is a publication of PwC’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Advisory Risk and Regulatory practice. It provides a Quick Take followed by a thorough analysis of risk and regulatory trends impacting companies in the TMT sectors. Companies in these industries face increasing market, competitive, internal and financial risks from the challenges of managing their complex - and often global - businesses. They also face an uncertain regulatory environment, as regulators across the globe grapple with effectively implement policy objectives in an era of unprecedented change. 

Tell Me More is a sister publication to our 3things publication, which provides insights on key regulatory issuances or events impacting the TMT sector. Our TMT Risk and Regulatory team brings a combination of deep industry expertise and an understanding of the evolving regulatory environment to help our clients in these sectors navigate the risk and regulatory complexities of running their business and executing on their strategies.

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Tell Me More is a publication of PwC’s TICE Advisory Risk and Regulatory practice and is intended to provide a concise, but thorough, analysis of risk and regulatory topics or trends impacting companies in the Technology, Communications, Media & Entertainment and Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure sectors. Companies in these rapidly evolving industries face increasing market and competitive risks, as well as other internal and financial risks from the challenges of managing their complex - and often global - businesses. They are also facing an uncertain regulatory environment, as regulators across the globe grapple with how to effectively implement their policy objectives in an era of unprecedented technological change.  

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Christoph Hahn
US Advisory, Supply Chain Resilience Director
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Julie Bogas
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David Sapin
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Douglas Kent 
US Advisory, Supply Chain & Operations Managing Director
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