The distribution network forms the basis of every organization’s supply chain. A distribution network comprises every aspect, from modes of transport to warehouses, logistics hubs and transfer points, involved in transporting goods efficiently and effectively within a particular region. Therefore, much can be gained by optimizing your physical distribution network.
Distribution network assessment
Consulting firm Groenewout’s professional advice enables you to get more out of your supply chain and distribution network. Based on a comprehensive assessment of your distribution network and your customer base, we design the optimal network to maximize the efficiency of transport, stock levels and warehouse operations. When advising on distribution networks, we answer questions such as:
In order to give you sound advice on your distribution network, we also factor in the effect of any supply chain changes on your transport, warehousing and inventory costs. This guarantees you a complete overview of the overall impact including pragmatic, tailor-made solutions for direct implementation.
Distribution network study for CIBA/BASF
In order to give you a sense of our approach when providing advice on distribution networks, we are pleased to outline a project we completed for CIBA/BASF. When a new and integral European supply chain strategy was being defined, we were asked to determine the optimal footprint in support of that strategy, with a particular focus on the ideal number of warehouses and their locations.
We delivered the following:
The benefits for CIBA/BASF were as follows:
Distribution network references:
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