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Understanding the true impact of changes is a key when outlining your distribution strategy. Regardless wether your challenge is to decrease cost while your customers demand better service or to enter a new market, a thorough analysis will always shed light on the complexity. Based on our 20 years of experience of distribution optimization projects, we guide you to more profound decisions.
How we do it.
Our first step is to analyze your current situation. Through a well proven methodology we combine quantitative data analysis with interviews and workshops to establish a consensus on what is going on today. Once we understand the prerequisites, the cost drivers in your specific case and the goals you want to achieve, a couple of future scenarios is outlined. These are evaluated based on total cost impact, service levels and working capital. Our experience from different industries and geographical markets make up the recommendation on how to proceed in building a state of the art supply chain. But we don’t leave you hanging there.
We help you with the implementation - conduct the transport tendering, set up the processes and much more. We never quit until the job is done.
Through systematic analysis of inbound and outbound transports as well as localization of distribution points and cross docks, we assist you in both strategic and operational issues.
Strategic: Finding an optimal localization for warehouses/ terminals, including evaluation of costs,fillrates, delivery times, size of vehicle fleet etc.
Operational: Evaluating optimal routes for the daily operations.
Are you about to embark on a transport and/or 3PL procurement process? Our experience indicates that it is often difficult to compare quotations from the various providers since they apply different prices models, prioritize different geographical areas, use different surcharges etc. We have documented experience in assisting clients in all steps of a tendering process.
A proactive logistics manager continuously examines how warehousing processes are executed in order to boost productivity and reduce costs. When needed, warehouses are being redesigned and automated to achieve faster order-processing. This emphasizes the fact that a warehouse of the 21st century is a fast-paced facility, where attention is given to speed rather than long-term storage. Through proven methods, we deliver solutions in the areas of e.g. warehouse design, location analysis, determination of storage needs and process improvements.