Top Supply Chain Priorities

Top Supply Chain Priorities

Proof Point

Faster and more efficient distribution and manufacturing, better supply and demand forecasting, and consistent high quality top supply chain priorities, according to KPMG survey

Top Supply Chain Priorities

2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on KPMG’s 2017 Top of Mind Survey of 526 executives from 31 countries, working in food, drink, or consumer goods manufacturing and/or retail sectors

Proof Point Findings

  • Faster and More Efficient Supply Chains – More than one-third (36%) of companies surveyed identified improving distribution speed and efficiency as top supply chain priority, as consumers demand faster deliveries and better customer service, with 31% also selecting increased manufacturing speed and efficiency
  • Better Demand and Supply Forecasts – 31% of respondents prioritized more effective supply and demand forecasting in 2017
  • Quality and Standards Adherence – Three in ten (31%) executives wanted to focus on better adherence to high quality and standards throughout supply chain
  • Measuring Profitability – 30% concerned with costs, and want to improve how they measure product profitability
  • Key Drivers – Include demand for greater value in goods and services, intensifying competition, proliferation of new online channels brought about by expanding connectivity and mobile device use, increasing preference for near real-time delivery, and growing demand for product experience exclusivity and uniqueness


Market Disruption

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices


Consumer Durables, Food and Beverage, Wholesale and Retail Trade


Date Last Updated

January 29, 2018

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