Top 10: Supply Chain Consultants

Supply Chain Digital has taken a look at the top 10 supply chain consultants
Supply Chain Digital takes a look at the top 10 supply chain consulting firms, which include Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, KPMG and McKinsey & Co

Consulting firms are often key to helping organisations grow and streamline.

They help by solving business problems and finding new and better ways of doing things, often with Industry 4.0 technologies such as AI and IoT. 

Many offer enterprise-wide solutions, spanning HR, marketing, IT and finance, as well as supply chain.

On the technology front, consultancy firms advise businesses on how best to implement and use solutions to meet their business objectives. In doing so, they play a key role in business transformation, allowing clients to accelerate growth, reduce cost, manage risk, develop talent or simply change the way they operate.

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10. Capgemini Invent

Revenue: US$22m
Employees: 10,000
CEO: Roshan Gya

Founded: 2018

Capgemini Invent is the digital innovation, consulting and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, a global business line that combines market leading expertise in strategy, technology, data science and creative design.

“We partner with you to transform your supply chain into an intelligent, AI-enabled function that drives enhanced business outcomes,” it says.

Among the benefits it claims this can bring is a 20% increase in working capital, up to 50% reduction in operational costs, up to 15% increase in customer satisfaction, and an increase in revenues of up to 5%.

9. Manhattan Associates

Revenue: US$1bn
Employees: 4,500
CEO: Eddie Capel
Founded: 1990

Manhattan Associates develops, deploys, services and maintains software solutions that manage supply chain, inventory and omni-channel operations. “We provide more than just supply chain solutions,” it says. “We are a team of experienced industry experts dedicated to equipping our partners with the tools needed to navigate the supply chain commerce world effectively.” 

It maximises warehouse efficiency “so global leaders can get time-sensitive items to their desired locations faster” and also “unifies omnichannel experiences”. It adds: “We connect and innovate every aspect of the supply chain.”

8. Bain & Company

Revenue: US$3bn
Employees: 13,000
CEO: Manny Maceda
Founded: 1973

Advising leaders on strategy, marketing operations and IT, Bain & Company is a top management consulting firm.

Since its founding in 1973, Bain & Co has worked with 63% of the Global 500 companies and now has 63 offices in 38 countries. 

The firm's technology consultants serve eight of the 10 largest tech conglomerates, three of the five leading software manufacturers, and many of the most influential players in the semiconductor industry. It also guides customers in mastering technical and business model innovation.

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7. Gartner

Revenue: US$6bn
Employees: 20,000
CEO: Eugene Hall
Founded: 1979

With expert guidance and tools, Gartner enables faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organisation’s most critical priorities.

The company, which works with businesses in more than 100 countries, also delivers actionable, objective insights to executives and their teams. 

Gartner's in-depth guidance is developed through rigorous proprietary research methodologies to ensure all insights are independent and objective. It equips supply chain leaders with global supply chain management strategies & solutions to respond to the next disruption and innovate for the future.

6. Boston Consulting Group

Revenue: US$12bn
Employees: 30,000
CEO: Christoph Schweizer
Founded: 1963

Global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group is a global leader in business strategy consultancy.

Founded in 1963, BCG now operates from 80 offices in 45 different countries.

It offers a customised approach based on insights into company and market dynamics, and seeks to bring to clients “long-term results, sustainable advantages and organisational growth”.

To further support its clients on sustainability it established the BCG Center for Climate & Sustainability, which brings together 550 experts across challenges including circular economy and transition financing.

5. McKinsey & Co

Revenue: US$16bn
Employees: 30,000
CEO: Bob Sternfels
Founded: 1926

Global management account company, McKinsey & Company, is a trusted advisor and counsellor to many of the world’s influential businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1926, McKinsey combines bold strategies and transformative technologies to help organisations innovate more sustainably, achieve lasting gains in performance, and build workforces. 

To support clients in the technology industry, McKinsey helps customers build internal capabilities, integrate digital and analytics tools into their organisations, and transform the ways in which they work to improve their business in substantial, sustainable ways.

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4. KPMG

Revenue: US$36bn
Employees: 273,000
CEO: Bill Thomas
Founded: 1987

KPMG is a network of multinational professional firms best known for its audit, tax and advisory services.

Its integrated and multi-disciplinary team offers deep insights and practical business responses to help clients achieve their sustainability goals.

KMPG’s expertise spans strategy and operations, analytics, integrated business planning and digital transformation.

Its global network gives it an in-depth understanding of clients’ economic, political, environmental and social landscapes, based on their location.

3. PwC

Revenue: US$7.5bn
Employees: 364,000
CEO: Kevin Ellis CBE
Founded: 1998

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

With offices in 156 countries and more than 300,000 employees, PwC supports a number of global clients and is among the leading professional services networks in the world.

In FY21, PwC divisions provided services to 84% of the Global Fortune 500 companies and the company had 90,273 people join its firms.

2. Deloitte

Revenue: US$50bn
Employees: 330,000
CEO: Joseph Ucuzoglu
Founded: 1845

Operating as a global professional services network, Deloitte offers audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services.

The firm, which was founded in London in 1845, serves a number of industries including energy, life sciences and technology. 

For the technology industry, Deloitte focuses on helping technology companies across the world deal with the demands of adapting their business strategies to succeed in a changing market.

In 2021, the company’s revenue smashed the US$50bn mark for the first time and was a 5% increase on its pre-COVID return of US$47.6bn. 

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1. Accenture

Revenue: US$64bn
Employees: 733,000
CEO: Julie Sweet
Founded: 1989

Accenture is a provider of strategy, consulting, interactive, technology and operations services with digital capabilities.

Operating in five segments – communications, media and technology, financial services, health and public service, products and resources – Accenture aims to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity, while helping clients to become the next and best versions of themselves.

The firm has a number of technology-enabled services such as artificial intelligence, cloud and automation, on top of offering technology consulting and innovation.

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards

As Supply Chain Digital and its sister title, Procurement Magazine, continue to expand their offerings, the leading platforms are proud to be launching the Procurement & Supply Chain Awards 2024 in conjunction with BizClik

This comprehensive programme will acknowledge companies, professionals and projects that have demonstrated exceptional performance, innovation and strategic thinking within the procurement and supply chain space. 

Awards will be presented on the first day of Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London 2024 (24 September).

Among the gongs due to be handed out at the Business Design Centre is the Procurement Consultancy Award, recognising consulting firms which have offered exceptional expertise and guidance to clients.

To find out how to enter, click here.

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