Supply Chain Network Optimization

Supply Chain Network Optimization

This service provides clients with a fresh look at their supply chain infrastructure and material flow. The efficiencies gained by optimizing your network of plants and distribution centers result in tangible improvements in customer service and asset utilization. With this service, we will evaluate a facility’s location, capacities, sales channels, service level requirements and inventory deployment and asset utilization. 

Supply chain infrastructure needs to adapt with company growth. They inevitably reach the point of diminishing returns when it is appropriate to think about significant changes, often signaled by falling margins or productivity. Outside factors, including competition, technology advances and economic trends, are other factors that force change on a business. When it’s time to realign capacity, assets, and service levels, call 3PLR.

Supply chains emerge by numerous means, and some may develop more by coincidence than design, such as by mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and growth in new products and services by shifting demand among sales channels. Synergies and cost savings are often achieved by periodically realigning supply chain infrastructure and operations to better leverage resources and gain efficiency.

Clients typically use this service to answer the following questions:

  • How can we lower logistics costs and inventory by changing our network configuration?
  • Do we have the right number of DCs in the right locations to meet our service level expectations?
  • Do we have unnecessary network duplication across product lines, company divisions, and customers?
  • Are we using the right transportation modes and lanes to move goods in the extended network?
  • Which customers and products should be served with each facility?
  • How should we change our network to integrate a pending acquisition?
  • Where should we use third parties to avoid or delay investment?
“The consultants at 3PLR were kind and professional. They understand the industry and are very in tune with the logistics world.”
– Steve Halloran, Director of Human Resources, CompLogistics