Supply Chain Management

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The Bain Difference:

Bain Supply Chain Edge has built some of the most innovative and effective supply chain models in the world. Bain helps companies adapt to dynamic environments and go beyond a near-term roadmap to embed long-term capabilities that will sustain their competitive advantage. Bain Supply Chain Edge provides:

  • A clear, quantifiable, and customer-centric vision for the future. Bain works with leadership to establish a supply chain vision that is tightly aligned with enterprise strategy and focused on delivering a seamless customer experience that builds loyalty.
  • Strategic alignment between supply chain and the business strategy. Bain has a proven track record of helping companies eliminate silos and adopt an integrated strategy that unites the supply chain ecosystem across finance, sales & marketing, product development, and IT.
  • An unconstrained, end-to-end view of the supply chain network and operations. The Bain Supply Chain 360 diagnostic paves the way for breakthrough improvements by giving visibility into the entire supply chain ecosystem and key constraints.
  • A collaborative, results-oriented implementation. Bain’s proprietary approaches to co-creation and change management help ensure that organizations proceed from strategy to implementation and deliver sustained results while adapting to changing customer needs over time.

Supply Chain Toolkit:

Bain Supply Chain Edge combines cutting-edge digital technology, unmatched expertise, and a database of industry KPIs:

  • Bain Supply Chain 360 diagnostic toolkit is a holistic, end-to-end health check that provides the foundation for large-scale supply chain reinvention and excellence. It engages stakeholders to develop and champion their roadmap for success and includes a proprietary assessment of organization performance (Bain Supply Chain Navigator), an evaluation of alignment between supply chain strategy and the overarching enterprise strategy, and more.
  • Bain Supply Chain Center of Excellence provides dedicated cross-industry and advanced analytic support during the course of the engagement to ensure alignment with world-class supply chain standards. Its Bain Supply Chain Expert Network offers unparalleled supply chain expertise, and its Bain Supply Chain Advanced Analytics Group combines on-the-ground know-how with a range of sophisticated digital supply chain tools.
  • Bain Supply Chain Edge Database provides a quantitative benchmark comparison of the supply chain operating model's KPI's relative to industry peers.

Bain knows how to find the value... they adapt to any situation and figure things out. They ask the right questions and hold the right conversations.double-quote-close

- VP, Procurement, chemicals industry

Client Results
Bain has tackled some of the toughest supply chain strategy challenges and our approach achieves demonstrably superior results: accelerated revenue growth with an average 15X realized return on fees; enhanced customer satisfaction and advocacy; unlocked savings and cash flow; and minimized risk and increased reliability.

$150M+

Cost savings for consumer products company after implementing a new plan to increase buying power and lower costs. READ STORY

43%

Reduction in lead time for a pharmaceutical laboratory's production and distribution. READ STORY

2X

Increase in profitability for consumer products company after revamping supply chain. READ STORY

10 percentage point

Increase in service delivery for bioscience company as a result of improvements to sales and operations planning (S&OP).

Bain Supply Chain Edge℠ is a service mark of Bain & Company, Inc.
6 Supply Chain Beliefs

Bain Supply Chain Edge is anchored on six beliefs about supply chain excellence:

  • High performing companies develop the supply chain into a competitive weapon to achieve a range of breakthrough results.
  • Leadership begins with a customer-centric supply chain vision, focused on the most important needs.
  • World class supply chains partner with the business to forge a strong link with the enterprise strategy.
  • Winners take an end-to-end view of the supply chain ecosystem and eliminate silos.
  • Supply chains must be built to adapt to environment and changing customer needs.
  • An unconstrained view of the supply chain network and operations often creates a path to breakthrough improvements.
Insights
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Our team

Bain offers an unparalleled and deep bench of in-house experts. We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.

Our team

  • Peter
  • Peter Guarraia

    Global Supply Chain Leader

    Chicago

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  • Miltiadis
  • Miltiadis Athanassiou

    EMEA Supply Chain Leader

    Zurich

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  • Gary
  • Gary Clare

    Partner

    New York

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  • Keith
  • Keith Donnelly

    Partner

    Atlanta

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  • Jim
  • Jim Harris

    Partner

    Washington, D.C.

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  • Pierre-Henri
  • Pierre-Henri Boutot

    Asia-Pacific Supply Chain Leader

    Hong Kong

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  • Greg
  • Greg Gerstenhaber

    Americas Supply Chain Leader

    Dallas

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  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca Burack

    Partner

    Boston

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  • Thierry
  • Thierry Catfolis

    Principal

    Brussels

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  • Christian
  • Christian von Dewitz

    Partner

    Munich

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  • Caperton
  • Caperton Flood

    Partner

    New York