"Should we consider re-shoring?"
"What are the best distribution channels that make sense for my business?"
Outdated and complex distribution network structures have contributed to oversized inventory levels, unnecessary costs, a strain on service, and overly complex inventory deployment.
Where to locate and how to leverage your assets across the supply chain network are major decisions that depend on many variables. Strategically toggling these variables is where we come in.
LeanCor's network design and deployment provide a current state analysis and future state vision of your network that maximizes customer service at the lowest total cost.
In a network design engagement, we analyze your current state while incorporating your vision, strategy, and business requirements.
We then provide:
Using data-driven decision making processes, we align your network and cost models with external lead time and service level expectations, along with inventory and working capital objectives. We optimize your logistics network by focusing on right-sizing the supply chain's total footprint, inventory, and transportation network. We select an optimal design that improves inventory positioning, service levels and transportation/facility costs.
Our consultants use a comprehensive set of tools – leveraging the right tool for the situation. This allows for robust assessment of shipment consolidation, mode shifts, pool distribution, route planning, and load balancing. Our methodology is rooted in disciplined project management, collaboration, and frequent milestones reviews that ensure understanding of your expectations, quality data inputs, and transparency of progress and findings.
After the current state analysis, we provide you with a road-map style / visual display of critical network characteristics.
We've learned that every client is at a different place on the maturity scale with network design. Wherever your organization may be, our strategic engagement model allows us to customize an approach to fit your unique needs.
-LOGISTICS DIRECTOR, FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANY