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Any one from supply chain consulting practice from the Big4 ?? Need some clarity on the career path.

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Yeah agree with KPMG 2. At Deloitte it’s a ton of implementation work with the occasional cool niche project. But if you want to really do supply chain I say don’t do b4 consulting. Go work for a company that views supply chain as a differentiator for their business


If you can find a group within a supply chain service line that doesn’t do implementation work, it can be great work, but that can be difficult because turnover around implementation tends to be high. Shoot straight with a recruiter/partner interviewer if you don’t want to do implementation work and see what happens. If you want to do pure SCM strategy work, I would suggest either B4 strategy or ideally an ops focused strategy shop (basically Kearney).

90+% of work is ERP/WMS implementation. Unless you’re at a kearny or the like which is decidedly not B4. The ERP skill set and training can be quite valuable/marketable going to industry or if you wanted to be a product manager in one of those areas, but it’s really dull work IMO.


The work in that other ~10% can be very interesting if you can position yourself to get it. But there is also a decent bit of PMO mixed in as well, so keep that in mind.

Not b4 but what questions do you have?

A1, that’s the case in the whole B4, not just at K. Also interested to hear what McK is doing in the space though.

Happy to talk

Mostly related to transactions. Lots of procurement synergy identification and execution. Warehouse consolidation via center of gravity / network design. Future state inventory levels etc.

Don’t have answers but you can discuss with a recruiter. DM me and I’ll submit your resume thru to KPMG!

At Accenture (I’m Accenture strat) I do a lot of planning and forecasting work (helping clients get better at predicting he future and planning how to deal with it). Also do ‘Control Tower’ meaning analytics solutions that provide visibility on where everything is coming from and where it is going. You need to be literate in ERP stuff though as it underpins everything. If you can’t sound knowledgable on that, any credible supply chain client will laugh you out of the room.

I’m interviewing with Slalom emerge, I currently work for a supply planning product based company in implementation. The role that I understand is going to a non implementation role, where I will be acting as a trusted advisor between an implementation and an industry, redesign their existing process, help them find product which could solve their potential problems. I am wondering what will be exit opportunities for such roles. Is it a dead end career or is if something good that I’m just not exposed to yet. I don’t plan to stay in consulting forever, wanna move to an industry or product later in my career.

Planning exits are HOT right now. So hot that I know our planning group is having retention issues.

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