Supply chain footprint and organizational optimization

April 6, 2016 1661

Description
Bio-Rad is a US based worldwide manufacturer of life science products and clinical diagnostics. The European supply chain consists of multiple regional logistics centers and manufacturing sites.

Opportunities
The European logistics department was committed to improve their supply chain by improving the management control in their European supply chain, maximizing customer service and minimizing costs.

Solution
A detailed analysis of the existing supply chain set-up was conducted. This provided a critical overview of the current supply chain footprint and processes. Several alternative supply chain networks and management concepts were evaluated using supply chain costs and customer service. The evaluation results provided the supply chain strategy to start a European supply chain improvement program. The program included supply chain, IT & finance.

Benefits
The European supply chain became transparent, 7% savings on the total European supply chain costs and Bio-Rad gained a European supply chain business model that facilitated stronger European Supply Chain Management.

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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.


European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.


Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).


Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.


Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.


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