Operations

We help you achieve your goals and make transformative change a reality

Leading companies are reimagining operations 

The face of operations is changing rapidly, driven by global trends, shifting industry ecosystems, and groundbreaking digital technologies. This ever-evolving landscape presents new challenges and opportunities for operations and supply chain to move beyond the role of cost-effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantage.  Operations and supply chain executives are being asked to change cost structures and increase productivity, and must make those changes faster, safer, and in a more automated fashion to keep pace with competition.

By combining profound operations and supply chain knowledge with the latest technologies as well as insights into impact from tax and regulations on operations, PwC is uniquely positioned to help you achieve your goals and make transformative change a reality.

Areas of focus

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 (organisation, processes, governance)
  • Digital procurement and source-to-pay solutions
  • Supplier relationship, risk and performance management
  • Complex procurement support
  • Contract management and value realisation
  • Sourcing analytics

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Manufacturing

We help clients create competitive advantage by optimising 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 (customer service, cost, asset efficiency, flexibility, sustainability). Services include:

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

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General & administrative operations

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

  • Enterprise services strategy and operating model
  • General & Administrative strategic cost reduction
  • General & Administrative 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 programmes 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Insights

align costs with business strategy

Align costs with business strategy

Companies looking for a profitable growth strategy need to focus on their operations management, which means creating cost reduction strategies and focusing on supply chain management.

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Digital Operations Study

Only a very few companies are poised at this moment to benefit from Digital operations, or Industry 4.0. We call these companies Digital Champions. PwC’s Strategy& has surveyed more than 1,100 executives at global manufacturing companies. In so doing, we offer you practical steps to transform your company into a true digital leader.

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digital supply chain

Digital Supply Chain

Behind the potential of the Digital Supply Chain lies Industry 4.0, the transformation of industry through digitization. As the technology development continues in an unprecedented pace, executives need to act with speed and commitment to identify and selectively leverage the right technologies for their operations.

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last mile delivery

Last Mile Delivery

Home access delivery has in a short timeframe moved from the proof-of-concept stage to broader market entry. Take part of four main last mile delivery concepts and a comparison model that provides guidance in the selection process between them, as further support when designing your online logistics business.

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Global Consumer Insights Survey

This year’s survey clearly shows how new consumer habits and global mega-players are essentially disrupting the retail market as we know it, while Asian consumers continue to drive the shift to digital. The Global Consumer Insights Survey 2018 takes the pulse of 22,000 global consumers’ future behavior.

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blockchain

How blockchain can enhance your supply chain strategy

While supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, today there are high demands on traceability, safety and sustainability. These increased demands lead to major challenges, as the path to customer confidence goes through increased openness and transparency. With blockchain, a supply chain can become more standardized, resource-efficient, transparent and quality-assured.

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Contact us

Tobias Kihlén

Head of Operations Practice, PwC Sweden

Tel: 0725-84 98 43

Martin Waldén

Partner, PwC Sweden

Tel: 4670 393 53 64

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