Supply chain footprint
We help you transform your supply chain to meet both current and future requirements.
In global organisations, you are likely to use your footprint to support growth and revenue by tailoring your services to your customers’ needs. And your supply chain footprint is one of the most important business areas to optimise if you want to unlock a significant EBIT potential.
We help you prepare for the future by building a faster, more agile and cheaper supply chain. This includes having a fine-tuned production apparatus producing high-quality goods with short lead times at the right cost and having the right distribution footprint that is able to service ever-demanding customers with short lead times.
From working with customers, we know that these pains usually work as drivers to start optimising your supply chain footprint.
In recent years, the growth of e-commerce has accelerated. As a result, many supply chains are struggling to support the rapid growth and rising costs efficiently.
Furthermore, customers are ever- more demanding in terms of short delivery time, high service requirements and high rate of return.
Imbalance between supply chain capacity and demand often occurs as a result of market changes, company growth and political turmoil.
Adopting a strategic and holistic approach to production and distribution can help you identify new efficiencies and cost reduction opportunities.
Global supply chains are challenged due to increasing frequency of disruptions such as COVID-19, trade wars and Brexit.
Many companies are realising how exposed and vulnerable their supply chain configuration is. Knowing how to assess risks, what to prepare and how to respond can help you reduce supply chain risks significantly.
We move towards increasingly more online purchase. This reduces the demand for standard retail consumption, implying a shift towards entirely new types of distribution facilities.
Many companies experience a challenge in adjusting their current supply chain setup to the e-commerce requirements such as single pick and ship, next-day deliveries and seamless return.
We help you design and implement a distribution footprint that accommodates the new requirements. An improved distribution setup can decrease running costs, free up capital and increase delivery performance.
Mini case: Building in-house e-commerce fulfilment capabilities.
Mini case: Establishing an e-commerce supply chains.
Mini case: Warehouse automation with focus on high-speed picking for retail and direct-to-consumer.
Mini case: Evaluating the current warehouse footprint to secure sufficient capacity and efficiency.
Mini case:Preparing for future growth.
One of the biggest cost reduction levers your company may pull is establishing an efficient supply chain footprint.
As companies grow and markets shift, there is a tendency to have an imbalance between capacity – how much can be produced – and demand – how much is required by the market. If you adopt a strategic and holistic approach, and you design a supply chain which is in balance, you can realise a significant EBIT upside.
We help you drive manufacturing and distribution footprint projects in different contexts such as when organisations have to expand capacity, after M&As and during economic downturns.
Mini case: Reducing cost of footprint end-to-end.
Mini case: Defining a future end-to-end supply chain setup.
Mini case: Reshaping distribution footprint in Asia.
Natural disasters, political instability, trade wars and pandemics are all factors that pose a risk to the stability and performance of your global supply chain.
If you want to reduce the risk exposure and increase the flexibility and resilience of your supply chain, a properly designed manufacturing and distribution footprint is key.
We help you drive manufacturing and distribution footprint projects with the aim of balancing performance, cost efficiency, sustainability and resilience.
Mini case: Future warehouse footprint securing sufficient capacity.
Mini case: Strategic warehouse footprint review to support rapid business expansion.
Mini case: Supporting growth and handling local complexity.
Article in German: Supply chains are more global, efficient and complex than ever before. At first glance, this sounds great, but be aware that these factors also make modern supply chains extremely vulnerable to disruptions.
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