Supply Chain Network Design

Achieve high transportation efficiency with supply chain network design 

Companies face the challenge of achieving an efficient supply chain that is flexible enough to respond to constantly changing market needs. The implications of supply chain decisions can mean the difference between spending or saving millions of dollars. Companies change over time and that can drastically affect their volume and shipping patterns, but these changes often are not reflected in the supply chain network, which can remain static over years and even decades.  A physical supply chain network that is no longer optimized for current requirements can raise total supply chain cost —for transportationwarehousing and inventory — by as much as 15 percent.

Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Network Design process

Bastian uses state-of-the-art optimization software and a proven methodology that delivers the lowest cost supply chain network, while meeting all your service level requirements. Our analyses examine facility location, facility size, inventory levels, and inbound and outbound transportation.  
Average Duration: 2-4 weeks

Benefits of Supply Chain Network Design

  • Reducing overall supply chain costs:  By rationalizing regional, national and global distribution and manufacturing networks to help identify the most cost-efficient supply chain network.
  • Improving customer service: By optimizing the balance between shipping and warehousing costs and service level requirements for improved product delivery times. This greatly increases the ability to respond to customer pressures and competitive threats and is a key to revenue growth.
  • Consolidating after mergers or acquisitions: Consolidation of distribution and manufacturing networks following mergers or acquisition activities will more quickly realize return on investment (ROI).
  • Performing contingency planning: By planning for unexpected events in the supply chain by showing the exact impact on costs, service levels, revenues and profits - allowing us to interactively develop and evaluate alternative plans to mitigate overall risk.
  • Performing what-if scenario analysis: Understanding the impact of adding or removing plants and warehouses on the distribution and manufacturing network.
  • Optimizing production sourcing decisions: By optimizing the decision management process concerning where to produce or source products based on a total supply chain cost analysis.

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