Understanding and monitoring true costs of distribution
Efficiency and Expansion A key element of designing a supply chain is defining the ideal network
of facilities to meet the customer service objectives at the minimum
cost. Keeping the network continually aligned to the business
requirements will ensure competitive advantage.
Due to their location and order profiles, different customer segments may require a variety of service propositions and routes to market, perhaps using wholesalers or distributors.
Model Logic has worked on detailed network design, working for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. A portfolio of modelling tools has been developed to aid the network design process and team are experienced users of vehicle routing and scheduling tools for projects that focus upon transport optimisation.
Cost and performance
To support the strategy development we maintain information on current warehouse build costs, equipment and operating costs, transport rates, land prices and property rental costs. Transport modelling is undertaken to establish vehicle fleet requirements, which can also involve reviewing alternative modes of transport.
Manufacturing and Retail
Model Logic has worked for many blue chip manufacturing and retail clients helping them to develop their network strategies. Some projects have involved rationalising the number of warehouses, whilst others have been to establish a new greenfield site. We bring all this previous experience to your company.
- Development of a customer service strategy and logistics vision
- Designing a network in terms of warehouse numbers, locations and roles
- Assessing alternative routes to market and options for consolidation
- Design of internal and external operations with a warehouse
- Establishing vehicle fleet requirements and operational plans
- Research on current customer service and future requirements