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A major UK food and drink manufacturer has conducted a ‘future size and shape’ strategic study with the help of Model Logic’s network design team.

Using the Supply Chain Guru network modelling suite from Llamasoft, Model Logic has conducted a full end-to-end supply chain analysis covering raw materials collection, production, warehousing, inter-site transport and final delivery to customers’ stores and RDCs.

A wide range of scenarios were considered which allowed a thorough evaluation of future options for manufacturing capacity, distribution infrastructure and vehicle fleet size and composition.

As part of the review the cost to service each major customer was established using activity based costing principles and transport cost allocation methods. Opportunities for outsourcing and collaboration were considered