contact Search
Search
Sector

Supply chain and logistics

There are few sectors as complex and challenging as supply chain and logistics today. Our consultants help companies achieve greater transparency, traceability, efficiency and security through digital transformation and technology-enabled change.

“From raw materials to the distribution centre, to the end customer and back, global supply chains are growing ever more complicated and difficult to manage. Within the supply chain and logistics sector, the companies who crack the code to delivering transparency and traceability to their end-customers are the ones who will beat the competition. The right technology and data capability is key to achieving this.”

Dave Machin

Contact Dave Dave

“From raw materials to the distribution centre, to the end customer and back, global supply chains are growing ever more complicated and difficult to manage. Within the supply chain and logistics sector, the companies who crack the code to delivering transparency and traceability to their end-customers are the ones who will beat the competition. The right technology and data capability is key to achieving this.”

Dave Machin

Contact Dave Dave

Consulting to help compete in the supply chain and logistics market

Supply chains are more complex and globally interconnected than they’ve ever been, and client expectations and demands of supply chain and logistics companies are ever-increasing. It’s a highly competitive environment, with significant pressure on profit margins.

Berkeley helps supply chain and logistics companies to develop the right digital capability to derive better insights and deliver more value for clients.

Consultants who can deliver technology-enabled transparency and visibility

We can help supply chain and logistics companies implement technology, such as tracking and geolocation capabilities, to ensure transparency and visibility at every stage of the supply chain.

This includes achieving traceability related to environmental sustainability and ethical sourcing. There is growing regulatory and consumer pressure on retailers and consumer packaged goods companies to demonstrate they are delivering on brand promises around sustainable and ethical sourcing, including labor practices. By partnering with Berkeley’s supply chain and logistics consultants, we can help you build the capability to guarantee product authenticity.

Together with this, there is a constant competitive pressure to run background, non-differentiating IT more efficiently. Our specialist consultants can help you to assess and implement the right technology to fit your exact needs and requirements. We always keep the end-user in mind, with our key goal to hand over technology that is user-friendly, efficient, scalable, and fit for purpose, ensuring that the desired supply chain management benefits are realized.

Strategy and operating model consulting support to enable better customer value

We work with supply chain and logistics companies on their strategy, operating model and transformational change to enable them to better act as a true business partner for their customers and deliver value. This can include developing new products and services to better meet customer demand.

Consulting help to enable supply chain and logistics companies to exploit data

Berkeley’s supply chain and logistics consultants can help you get more out of your data, enabling data-driven insights and better, quicker and more informed decision-making as a result.

We can also help ensure the security of that data. With supply chain businesses’ systems so interconnected with other companies, they are especially vulnerable to cyber criminals and other malicious parties. Berkeley can help you gain peace of mind over your cyber security, implementing the latest technology and best practice to ensure data control and risk reduction.

Consulting specialists in complex, challenging transformation

Berkeley specializes in complex, challenging transformation – and there are few circumstances as complex and challenging as global supply chains. We are the ideal partner to help you develop creative, tailored solutions that will lead to substantive, lasting outcomes for your business. When we work together with our clients, we always remain focused on doing the right thing for them and on reaching the goals they want to achieve.

Clients often ask us…

1.

How do I need to change my supply chain business to better serve my customers?

2.

How should my customer proposition evolve to stay competitive?

3.

How do I establish a more secure and reliable technology infrastructure?

4.

How do I maximise the benefits of data to improve supply chain transparency for my customers?

5.

How do I maximise the benefits of data to improve my own asset productivity and traceability?

6.

How do I deliver transformational change in my business more cost-effectively and more reliably?

7.

How do divest a business unit or integrate an acquisition reliably and with minimal disruption?

Client stories

Global supply chain logistics company

Our client – a global supply chain logistics company – works with many well-known consumer goods brands, making them an attractive target for potential cyber criminals. In the wake of several well-publicized major supply chain cyber-attacks on other companies, the executive leadership team and board recognized they faced a significant risk – which could result in substantial damage to financial performance, business continuity and reputation.

The company embarked upon a three-year scope of work to realize their strategy of increasing their cyber maturity and mitigating their most immediate risks. They needed to be able to identify and manage cyber risks; protect themselves from attacks; efficiently detect and respond to incidents when they did occur; and have the capability to recover quickly. 

Upgrading systems to support swift growth

Xaar were growing fast and had made big commitments to ramping up that growth still further. They knew their current systems needed to be changed to support this growth and they were close to making a big ERP investment which could well have proved to be an expensive mistake. We were called in to review this decision and quickly set them on the right course to creating a firm foundation for continued growth.

Running a rigorous vendor selection and mobilization process

Our client was a global consumer goods company mobilizing a €100m+ programme to achieve a major step change in its global information capabilities. The programme was one of the company's top strategic initiatives, not just for IT but for the business worldwide. With such a lot at stake, our client engaged us to provide program delivery expertise and to help them run a rigorous supplier selection and mobilization process, appointing the organisations who would ultimately support them in creating a new fit for purpose infrastructure.

We worked closely with the client's own procurement function, making the most of their internal expertize but supplementing that with our strong external experience of delivering similar programs at other clients, and our specialist knowledge of the products and services being bought.

Client stories

Our client – a global supply chain logistics company – works with many well-known consumer goods brands, making them an attractive target for potential cyber criminals. In the wake of several well-publicized major supply chain cyber-attacks on other companies, the executive leadership team and board recognized they faced a significant risk – which could result in substantial damage to financial performance, business continuity and reputation.

The company embarked upon a three-year scope of work to realize their strategy of increasing their cyber maturity and mitigating their most immediate risks. They needed to be able to identify and manage cyber risks; protect themselves from attacks; efficiently detect and respond to incidents when they did occur; and have the capability to recover quickly. 

Xaar were growing fast and had made big commitments to ramping up that growth still further. They knew their current systems needed to be changed to support this growth and they were close to making a big ERP investment which could well have proved to be an expensive mistake. We were called in to review this decision and quickly set them on the right course to creating a firm foundation for continued growth.

Our client was a global consumer goods company mobilizing a €100m+ programme to achieve a major step change in its global information capabilities. The programme was one of the company's top strategic initiatives, not just for IT but for the business worldwide. With such a lot at stake, our client engaged us to provide program delivery expertise and to help them run a rigorous supplier selection and mobilization process, appointing the organisations who would ultimately support them in creating a new fit for purpose infrastructure.

We worked closely with the client's own procurement function, making the most of their internal expertize but supplementing that with our strong external experience of delivering similar programs at other clients, and our specialist knowledge of the products and services being bought.