Operations

Strategy& provides a level of operations management expertise unique among consulting firms in the Middle East. We combine our deep functional experience in operations with sector-specific insights to give our clients a solution that fits their context and strategic priorities seamlessly. We focus on making our clients improve operational efficiency in all parts of their business and help them build differentiating capabilities.

Supply Chain Management is one of our main services in the Middle East. We advise our clients on a variety of topics covering supply chain strategy, planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution. We have years of experience helping our clients navigate these areas in all major sectors including telecom, consumer, retail, energy, chemicals, utilities, engineered products and services, healthcare, and defense.

How we help our clients

We invented the term “Supply Chain Management” more than 30 years ago and have maintained a thought leadership position on the subject ever since, as supply chain concepts have evolved through material requirements planning (MRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), just-in-time delivery (JIT), and globalization. As it has become vital for organizations in the Middle East to be cost conscious and efficient, supply chain management is imperative for our clients in the region across all sectors.

We help our clients develop supply chain strategies that are aligned with the overall strategic objectives and plans of their organizations. We also help our clients define their supply chain organization structure, processes, and performance management systems.

We work with our clients to improve their supply chain planning capabilities, which include instilling a robust sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, using sophisticated forecasting techniques, and following advanced inventory management practices.

We advise our clients on a variety of procurement topics including definition of sourcing strategies, identification of cost savings, improvement in the procure-to-pay process, and building strong supplier relationship management capabilities.

We support the efforts of our clients involved in manufacturing activities to improve their maintenance and quality management practices, as well as their end-to-end production process.

We advise our clients on the best ways to optimize their warehousing and transportation activities. Our work includes designing distribution networks that optimize costs and service levels, improving distribution capabilities, and streamlining the order-to-cash process.

Our thought leadership

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Haroon Sheikh

Partner, Strategy& Middle East

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