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Optimization distribution footprint

February 10, 2022 1248 Views

Building Materials Europe (BME) (previously CRH Europe Distribution) sells building materials to professional builders, specialist heating and plumbing installers and consumers through a large network of outlets operating under trusted local and regional brands. The Group is active in two main business areas: General Builders Merchants (GBM) and Sanitary, Heating and Plumbing (SHAP).  

Opportunities

Building Materials Europe (BME) (previously CRH Europe Distribution) sells building materials to professional builders, specialist heating and plumbing installers and consumers through a large network of outlets operating under trusted local and regional brands. The Group is active in two main business areas: General Builders Merchants (GBM) and Sanitary, Heating and Plumbing (SHAP). 

Solution

Financial and qualitative business case for different future distribution  scenario’s on:

  • operational costs (transport, warehousing, inventory)
  • (des-)investments
  • transition costs
  • Customer service levels, flexibility and reliability

Benefits

Optimal strategic direction of the Belgium distribution footprint with the optimal customer service (lead-time) against a minimum logistics spend.