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Achieving High Performance In The Supply Chain: Inventory Optimization

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Executive Summary

Even with thoughtfully established inventory policies, many companies continue to operate at the extremes, with excessive inventory for some items binding up cash flow while other items suffer from stock outs that lead to poor customer service and missed sales. These problems are only made worse by the increasingly multipolar world, a world characterized by multiple centers of economic might, with its growing interdependencies that can significantly and unexpectedly impact resource availability, delivery times and product demand. Accenture's ongoing research into the characteristics of a high-performance business can help companies navigate the multipolar world. The research confirms that a relationship exists between supply chain mastery and superior financial performance.

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