• 18-JAN-2017

Leaders in Production Strategy Consulting help their clients inject flexibility and adaptability into their production strategies

PwC rated as a Vanguard Leader by ALM Intelligence for Production Strategy Consulting.

According to ALM Intelligence’s report, ‘Production Strategy Consulting,’ production operations occur at the nexus of two strategic links. One is the horizontal value chain along which, physical inputs are transformed into outputs, through a series of activities extending from R&D through delivery and service operations. The other is the vertical hierarchy that transmits and processes information, transforming strategies into outcomes, making choices about plans and the allocation and mobilisation of the resources needed to execute them. 

The report goes on to say that “Production strategy is a relatively mature consulting competency as evidenced by the relatively high degree of consistency among consulting providers, right across the capabilities required to meaningfully help clients. At the same time, this consulting competency is undergoing rapid change driven by a combination of shifts in both the external environment that sets the parameters for production strategy, as well as the tools available to craft it. Providers rated as leaders in this guide are universally focused on helping their clients inject flexibility and adaptability into their production strategies and the processes for developing and executing them in order to keep pace with these changes.”

Commenting on the strengths of PwC, the report highlights that “with an extensive footprint and reach into adjacent capabilities, PwC can deploy its solutions more broadly across a range of client contexts than any other provider.”

PwC is identified as ‘best in class’ for Strategy.  The “capabilities-driven strategy” framework created by affiliate Strategy& enables PwC to help clients translate their business strategies into operational performance imperatives in a highly concrete fashion that yields incontrovertible implications for production strategy design.” 

ALM Intelligence highlights that “PwC’s consulting philosophy concentrates on assisting clients with adapting their production strategies toward more regionalised and agile models amid substantial changes in the external environment (e.g. the combination of demand for customisation and slow growth in advanced economies, changing global energy and labour costs, and new technologies). Believing that long-held assumptions and ways of working limit companies’ ability to respond to these sorts of changes, the firm prioritises helping clients build comprehensive business cases to reconceive their operating models.”

Commenting on achieving the Vanguard rating, Rajiv Jetli, PwC Strategy Consulting Partner said: “We are delighted to be named a leader in this ALM Vanguard.  We aim to help all of our clients to build agile models in their production strategies so that they can adapt and respond to changing external factors.  We also help our clients to build competitive operations capabilities that deliver value while allowing companies to operate profitably.”

*ALM Intelligence, formerly Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. 

Notes
1. The face of operations is changing, driven by global trends, evolving industry ecosystems, and ground-breaking digital technologies.  PwC sees what is possible and can help clients make it a reality.  To find out more, visit, http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/advisory/consulting/operations.html
2. PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& provides a level of operations expertise unique among general management consulting providers. For more information, visit http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/global/home/what_we_do/services/operations#/tab-serviceoperations
3. To find out more about how PwC has been evaluated by leading business, technology and industry analysts visit www.pwc.com/analystviews
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