Supply Chain Management

What we do

We believe that a supply chain that is closely aligned with business strategy helps to advance business objectives and achieve sustained, profitable growth. While business strategy should drive supply chain design decisions, it is also critical to execute well on all of the supply chain’s tactical dimensions.

In a recent Bain survey, C-suite and supply chain executives agreed that supply chains are at the heart of outstanding performance. Nearly 90% of all executives surveyed felt that supply chains promote competitive advantage, are critical for satisfying customers and, at the same time, have significant room for improvement.

Our supply chain consultants have teamed with hundreds of clients on more than 1,500 engagements across all industry verticals. In working with client teams, we clarify supply chain priorities by bridging the gap between strategy and design and ensuring successful implementation, backed by operational expertise, to make the results stick.

Supply Chain pyramid

Our Approach

Our supply chain consultants help executives address today’s most common supply chain concerns while preparing for success in the future.

Our first step is to understand the link between strategy and the supply chain: what performance level must the business achieve to be competitive? What role should the supply chain play for the current business environment and in the future?

Next, we typically perform a diagnostic of the current supply chain in order to prioritize the top areas for focus, noting opportunities to realize short- and long-term value.

We frequently unlock value for clients with our ability to take the holistic, cross-functional view of the entire supply chain. We focus on improving the specific supply chain capabilities that will have the most impact while at the same time putting emphasis on ensuring successful implementation, execution and lasting alignment between strategy and design through our Results Delivery® approach.


®RESULTS DELIVERY is a registered trademark of Bain & Company, Inc.

Insights
We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Below is a selection of our retail experts' perspectives on important issues. Visit Bain Insights to read more.
Our team

We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick.

Our leadership team

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  • Sam Israelit

    Partner

    San Francisco

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In addition to the leaders listed above, we have an extensive and diverse team of experts ready to serve the needs of clients worldwide. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.