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Monday, June 24, 2024
Jim Kilpatrick
Partner, Global Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader


Jim Kilpatrick is the global leader of Deloitte’s supply chain and network operations consulting practice. Deloitte is a leading global supply chain and operations consultancy, working with clients across industries and the public sector to provide solutions for complex operational challenges and to improve supply chain capabilities. Kilpatrick has been driving Deloitte’s supply chain alliances, ecosystem partnerships, and asset development by leveraging rapidly advancing digital and physical automation technologies to enable smart factories, smart distribution centers, and digital supply networks.

In his over 30 years with Deloitte, Kilpatrick has led many global end-to-end supply chain transformation programs, impacting global supply chain optimization and leveraging advanced supply chain systems and technologies to enhance capability and improve performance. He deems building digital capability as critical to moving beyond traditional service, cost, and asset optimization and embracing new supply chain imperatives of resilience, sustainability, and agility, finding the right balance in reimagining supply networks for the future. Kilpatrick is a frequent speaker and author on supply chain management. He received his MBA from the University of Toronto and received a degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a professional engineer and Lean 6-Sigma Master Black Belt.

Areas of expertise

Jim is a Partner with Deloitte, based in Toronto, Canada. He is currently Deloitte’s Global Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader. In this role, Jim is responsible for Deloitte’s global supply chain consulting offerings, assets, alliances, and eminence. In 2023 and 2024, Jim was recognized as one of the Top 25 Global Operations Consultants and Leaders by The Consulting Report.

In his over 30 years with Deloitte, Jim has led many significant global supply chain transformation programs, delivering significant impact through supply chain optimization and leveraging advanced supply chain systems and technologies. His expertise includes supply chain strategy, supply chain planning, distribution & logistics, strategic sourcing & procurement, and manufacturing operations. While focused on Consumer Products Manufacturers and Retail organizations, taking a "source to consumer" perspective of the retail value chain, Jim has worked with clients across a number of industries, in both the private and public sector, where supply chain management is critical to their success. Many of the global supply chain transformation programs that Jim has led have delivered greater than $100 Million in annual P&L benefits for his clients, in addition to significant service and working capital performance improvements.

Jim is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and is a Lean 6-Sigma Master Black Belt.

Group Overview

Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations (SCNO) Practice consists of 4500+ dedicated Supply Chain professionals and 16,000+ multi-disciplinary professionals solving the most complex Supply Chain issues and challenges for clients globally.  Our multi-disciplinary model enables us to address complex supply chain challenges with deep industry-specific operational understanding but also incorporating the necessary systems and physical automation technology, organizational, risk and regulatory, tax, and other capabilities that are required to drive efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains of the future.

Deloitte’s SCNO practice has exceptionally deep capability, supporting clients from strategy through to solution implementation and ongoing operational support, and exceptionally broad expertise, from product design through planning, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and circular economy. Deloitte was the developer of the “Digital Supply Network (DSN)” vision and architect of the Digital Capability Model for the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM).  We believe that the future of supply chain management is “digital” and we invest in alliance and ecosystem partners and proprietary assets to help our clients understand the art of the possible and embrace a digital supply chain future.  Many of these partners and assets are showcased in Deloitte’s “Smart Factory Network” of facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Our Supply Chain and Network Operations sub-offerings include:

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Product Engineering & Development
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Distribution & Logistics

Firm Overview

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit and assurance, tax and legal, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to nearly 90% of the Fortune Global 500® and thousands of private companies. Our people deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in capital markets, enable clients to transform and thrive, and lead the way toward a stronger economy, a more equitable society, and a sustainable world. Building on its 175-plus year history, Deloitte spans more than 150 countries and territories with a network of approximately 457,000 people worldwide dedicated to making an impact that matters.  Deloitte is acknowledged as the largest professional services firm in the world.  For more information refer to