Logistics and supply chain optimization
Rising logistic costs and disruptions to the complex, global supply markets are creating significant challenges for the logistics sector. Our Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization service leverages industry expertise to increase business growth, reduce costs, and simplify operations.
Outsourced logistics optimization services now reach far beyond the spot buying of transport: from warehousing to order processing, inventory management, packaging, kitting, and final assembly, and can even extend to aspects of supplier management. Establishing ‘partnerships’ is crucial, but a contract needs the flexibility to cope with short product life cycles, changing supply bases, and different routes to market.
Our logistics and supply chain consultants bring a unique and holistic approach to optimization. Evaluating strategic levers, such as network design as well as the more operational issues of price and process efficiency, is a vital part of the process.
Our experience in optimizing complex national and international logistics and supply chain operations is extensive. We have consulted clients that have benefited from a 25% reduction of their logistic cost – making a significant contribution to their bottom line and creating an efficient platform to support further growth by serving clients faster, more reliably, and with a more innovative logistic concept.
We work by benchmarking the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of your current operation. We ensure that market dynamics, such as fuel prices, are fully captured in current logistics and supply chain costs and that processes are in place to capture trends advantageously in the future.
The ‘make or buy’ or insource/outsource consideration is crucial. While logistics is not a core skill for many clients, there are others where the operation is so critical that it should retain the in-house expertise.
Innovative logistics and supply chain optimization tools
A fact and data-driven analytics approach underpins our logistics and supply chain understanding. Clients gain access to our digital tender process and analysis system, eFlow, while training from our specialized consultants ensures all procurement solutions are implemented and capable of long-term development.
Typically, our Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation service delivers client benefits of 6-15% of spend, with a Return on Investment better than 5%. Beyond direct cost savings, clients often find that of even greater value is the simplification of logistics operations, using fewer partners with better links between operations and enhanced, customer-satisfying service levels through the negotiation and management of effective Service Level Agreements.