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Supply Chain & Operations

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Optimize your supply chain, deliver transformational results

In response to emerging global trends, increased demand for visibility, and speed-to-market pressures, the most successful organizations optimize their supply chains to fuel sustainable growth. We’ll help your organization mitigate risk, explore options, and build a flexible and responsive supply chain tailored to the distinct needs of your business. Whether you need to quickly respond and react to global complexities or customer and product demands, our experts help you align your supply chain with your strategic business goals.

Our professionals have experience across many industries and understand the inherent supply chain risks you face, resulting in customized solutions to help you succeed. We ask the right questions, identify opportunities, and develop and implement sustainable solutions — all to drive high growth and boost profitability. We’ll help you manage change and achieve transformational results.

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Supply chain optimization

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Get smarter: AI for manufacturing and distribution
AI can raise the IQ of your plant and supply chain to improve quality and efficiency, lower costs, and enhance competitiveness. Here’s how.
Daron Gifford
Article July 12, 2018 5 min read
Should you use a center-led purchasing model?
Carol Dooley
October 6, 2017 5 min read
3PL: The cost of underestimating complexity
Matt Stekier
Article August 15, 2017 3 min read

Industry 4.0: Optimizing your plant with smart technologies
From employee productivity to increased insights into customer behaviors, Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the plant floor.

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Supply Chain and Operations Thought Leadership

  • It's time to think of trade wars as the new normal

    The global shift away from free trade is becoming a supply chain nightmare for some U.S. companies; for others, it’s an opportunity to diversify, reduce risk, and improve resilience. Here are five ways to prepare via IndustryWeek.

    Lou Longo
    Article August 16, 2019 5 min read
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  • Change your production model for a new era of mobility
    Autonomous vehicles, electrification, and ride-sharing are disrupting the automotive value chain. Suppliers will need to change their operating models and acquire new capabilities to stay competitive and profitable. Here's how.
    Dave Plomin
    Article August 13, 2019 5 min read
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  • A dash of values and a pinch of camaraderie: Building a world class culture
    What are the key ingredients of a world-class culture? A solid foundation built on principles and values, a challenging and supportive environment, training, communication, recognition, and respect.
    Jim Proppe Gordon Krater
    Article July 23, 2019 3 min read
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  • Auto supplier working relations study shows uphill road for OEMs
    The results of the 19th annual North American Automotive OEM - Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study indicate auto OEMs’ slight improvements in supplier relations pale to significantly greater industry trends.
    Daron Gifford Dave Andrea
    Press Release June 17, 2019 6 min read
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We speak your language

Our clients frequently tell us they appreciate our human side. We won’t hesitate to roll up our sleeves and entrench ourselves in your organization. And we won’t talk over you. At Plante Moran, we partner with you to understand your unique issues and provide pragmatic, yet sustainable, solutions to solve increasingly difficult day-to-day challenges and complex issues. We combine this approach with upfront planning and regular communications to avoid any unwanted surprises.

This approach is the cornerstone of our supply chain and operations team. Kim Doyle, supply chain and operations practice leader, explains, “Our team members don’t use ‘consultant speak.’ There are no barriers to connecting with our clients on a practical level, which allows us to quickly identify the root of their problems and develop a solution for a dynamic supply chain that positions them for success.”

Our clients say

As our company was undergoing significant transformation, our team was challenged to manage change and balance work load. We were able to bring Plante Moran in to work side-by-side with us. They operated as part of OUR team and not as outside consultants. I was impressed with the level of engagement and how they were able to learn about our people and processes. This allowed us to make smart decisions regarding how and where to improve - and it created a better level of accountability regarding the desired improvements and outcomes. The PM team also created trust and credibility within the project team, which enhanced their effectiveness. I would strongly recommend Plante Moran and will partner with them in the future.

Michael Stornant SVP & CFO, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.

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Improved costing solves issues for global medical device supplier
A top 10 medical technology company began to lose confidence in its costing approach for over 130,000 various products.
Case Study October 3, 2017 1 min read
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Operations restructuring provides cost savings
Global manufacturer achieves $100M in cost savings through equipment consolidation and optimization, improved inventory management practices, and process improvement.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

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