Australia - Supply chain management 

September 6: Recent ongoing economic volatility and multiple supplier arrangements in Australia present significant challenges for businesses to manage their critical supply chain links in procurement, planning, production, and distribution.

Read a 2013 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Australia, describing issues and insights discussed at a June 2013 conference in Sydney.


The KPMG report includes the following key insights:


  • Supply chain is not simply business function but is a network of companies.
  • The role of facilitating relationships with customers through enhanced supply chains is top of mind for retailers. “Connected consumers” are now demanding an experience that meets their needs.
  • One of the critical success factors when it comes to outsourcing lies in motivation. Outsourcing also needs to be strategic and not tactical.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022


Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057


John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614


Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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