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Strategy and Operations 

Strategic business planning, financial risk management, increasing revenues, and corporate cost control are the core fundamentals that drive success across all sectors of the Canadian economy. Our Strategy and Operations Advisory team helps companies identify the best strategies, mitigate risks and enhance operations to support their strategic business objectives and financial goals.

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Organizations have a range of options to help them manage and improve performance, including a practical approach to strategy design, process and control design, shared services models, and outsourcing. Our Strategy and Operations professionals seek to empower clients to make better business decisions, and link these strategic decisions to implementation models – key factors at the heart of successful business transformation and change management efforts.


Our Strategy and Operations teams serve our leading clients in all industries. Our professionals bring extensive strategic consulting experience and work collaboratively with clients, advising them on:

Strategy to drive your corporate agenda

  • Corporate strategic planning and design
  • Market and regional decision making
  • Strategic resource allocation.

Strategy to ensure growth opportunities and financial performance

  • Business strategic planning
  • Business innovation strategy
  • Client strategy
  • Corporate growth strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Customer Insights
  • E-business strategy
  • Mergers, acquisitions and alliances
  • Economic and sectoral studies
  • Financial modeling
  • Financial management
  • Corporate management consulting
  • Business model innovation
  • Marketing strategy
  • Building strategic financial partnerships
  • Strategy design management
  • Sustainable business development strategy.

Operations risk management: 

  • Business supplier risk management
  • Product portfolio risk
  • Process risk.

Strategic cash generation: 

  • Working capital optimization
  • Revenue management.

Operational optimization:

  • Integrated supply chain
  • Rapid value procurement
  • Cost management and optimization
  • Improving service to the customer
  • Global logistics optimization
  • Sales-force optimization
  • Business operational efficiency.

Our Strategy and Operations teams can assist our clients with:

Strategic planning for the corporation – defining the decisions that need to be made, helping our clients to make the hard choices, and linking strategic decisions to implementation.


Strategic practices for the business unit – understanding the business context, building a foundation and crafting a winning strategy.


Sustained corporate growth strategy – assisting clients to leverage talent, assets, ideas and a fact base to find the most profitable ways to grow their organization.


New venture strategy – uncovering opportunities, defining new ventures, driving towards integration and providing ongoing support.


Supply chain optimization and development – advising on making your supply chain an agile operation, implementing lean operations, sales inventory and operating planning, distribution and logistics, operations scorecard, and carbon footprint reduction.


Rapid value procurement – focusing on enhancing strategic sourcing, consolidation of the supply base, improved contract management, improved inventory management through purchase execution, and procurement process effectiveness.


Working capital management – designing and embedding approaches to develop and implement visibility, control, and generation of cash and working capital through operations and inventory enhancement.


Business integration – advising on mergers of business organizations (called post-merger integration), shortly after a deal is finalized or years after many mergers have been executed.


Customer management – advising on improving customer management supporting processes, helping with visibility into customer profitability and price to perform services, and assisting in revenue generation by leveraging supply chain optimization and new opportunities.


For more information on our services, please contact us.

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Gordon Burrill

Gordon Burrill

Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG in Canada, National Service Line Leader, Strategy & Operations


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