PwC sees what’s possible and can help clients make it a reality

Leading companies are reimagining operations

The confluence of global trends, changing industry ecosystems and groundbreaking digital technologies is presenting operations executives with extraordinary new opportunities. The potential is well beyond operations just being a cost-effective business enabler. The vision should include developing differentiated capabilities and driving competitive advantage through operations. Getting there requires transformative change and willingness to collaborate across functions, doing very different things and doing them very differently. PwC sees what’s possible and can help clients make it a reality.

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Areas of focus

Customer operations

We help clients integrate customer engagement, service and operations to create a distinctive customer experience that supports company revenue and profitability goals. Services include:

  • Customer strategy and experience design
  • Digital and physical service transformation
  • Marketing and sales operations improvement
  • Service center operations improvement
  • Field service optimization
  • Digital sales and service solutions

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Innovation and product development

We help clients drive innovative products and services to market while improving the speed and quality of the end-to-end development process. Services include:

  • Innovation and product strategy
  • Innovation operating model and network
  • Product portfolio and complexity management
  • Product development and commercialization
  • Product management
  • Product lifecycle management solutions
  • Design-to-cost and value

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Sourcing and procurement

We help clients build a supply base with a highly competitive cost and service profile, and we help them turn procurement into a strategic, commercially-focused capability. Services include:

  • Category strategy and management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Direct material design-to-value and should-cost
  • Procurement operating model (organization, processes, governance)
  • Digital procurement and source-to-pay solutions
  • Supplier relationship, risk and performance management
  • Complex procurement support
  • Contract management and value realization
  • Sourcing analytics

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We help clients create competitive advantage by optimizing the global value chain and manufacturing operations within that value chain. Services include:

  • Make vs. buy
  • Global manufacturing strategy and footprint design
  • Manufacturing operating system
  • Manufacturing operations improvement
  • Digital manufacturing

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Supply chain

We help clients develop supply chains that are tailored to the market and deliver superior performance (focusing on customer service, cost, asset efficiency, flexibility and sustainability). Services include:

  • Supply chain strategy and complexity management
  • Integrated business planning solutions
  • Supply chain footprint and logistics optimization
  • Transportation and distribution management
  • Inventory and working capital optimization
  • Reverse (post-sales) logistics
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Digital supply chain and analytics

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Capital assets

We help clients develop capital asset strategy, execute mission-critical capital projects on time and on budget and optimize asset performance to achieve cost and service objectives. Services include:

  • Capital asset strategy and portfolio management
  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Project governance, reporting, risk management and assurance
  • Integrated project technology
  • Enterprise asset management
  • Integrated asset and work management
  • Asset reliability and performance improvement
  • Digital asset management and predictive analytics

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G&A operations

We help clients align G&A functions with their growth strategy and make G&A cost and service management a core capability. Services include:

  • Enterprise services strategy and operating model
  • G&A strategic cost reduction
  • G&A transformation (people, process, technology)
  • Front, middle and back office performance improvement
  • Intelligent process automation

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Enterprise performance improvement

We help clients build capabilities required to achieve operational excellence across their entire value chain, and we help design and execute broad-based programs that drive sustainable improvements. Services include:

  • Global operating model design
  • Operations performance improvement strategy
  • Enterprise-wide process improvement
  • Operations excellence capability development and Lean/Six Sigma
  • Talent and performance management

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Digital operations

We help clients connect their products, assets, people and processes in order to achieve breakthrough efficiency, flexibility and growth. Services include:

  • Business and operating model innovation
  • Digital strategy
  • Digital platform design and analytics
  • Solution design and implementation

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How PwC can help

PwC’s global operations practice connects clients’ strategies with execution. We start with the premise that operations can and should be a strategic asset, and we bring the industry, functional, and technology depth required to rapidly close the gap between ideas and results. Whether it’s innovating to drive growth, strategically reducing costs, improving operational flexibility, managing risk, improving capital efficiency, complying with complex regulatory requirements, or realizing deal value, we have what it takes to be your partner of choice.

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Marc Waco

Principal, PwC US

Eric Dustman

Principal, Strategy&, PwC US

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