Supply chain management and logistics services face major challenges because of unpredictable markets, the effects of globalisation, volatile fuel prices and changing demands for transport capacity. In addition, sustainability and environmental concerns are playing an increasingly important role in operations and planning for the future.
No two logistics problems are the same. To deliver the targeted, relevant solutions our clients need, we have developed a flexible roadmap to set up sustainable supply chains.
Our proven technical solution is designed to accommodate the necessary trade-offs between time, costs and carbon emissions. We use simulation tools to analyse your current logistics network, and then our assessment team takes a detailed look at how well it works.
We examine your processes, organisational structure, technological capabilities, current performance situation and metrics, and transform them when necessary. This approach provides realistic and hands-on solutions to help ensure that your contract logistics projects are successful.
The transport and logistics sector has benefitted from increasing global goods flows in recent years. Increasing logistical challenges from the collaborative and network-based global economy increase demand for efficient contract logistics. Recent studies indicate that approx. 57% of all contract logistics projects fail due to inefficient management and lack of competence.
According to BearingPoint’s 2008 Supply Chain Monitor, 35% of companies have already established a Green Supply Chain. The bigger the company, the greater the level of interest in Green Supply Chain: 54% of companies with turnover in excess of $700 million claim to have established a Green Supply Chain.
When a company creates a logistics strategy it is defining the service levels at which its logistics operation is most cost effectiveness. Due to constantly changing and evolving supply chains, a company may develop a number of logistics strategies for specific product lines, specifically for countries or for specific customers. To be able to respond to a flexible supply chain, companies should develop and implement a formal logistics strategy. This will allow a company to identify the impact of imminent changes and make organisational or functional changes to ensure service levels are maintained.
Emerging markets, global sourcing, merger and acquisitions, new collaborations / logistical co-operations, rising fuel prices and an increased sensitivity to environmental topics make network redesign a hot topic. During the economic crisis, resizing of networks to increase utilisation was also a key theme. Future oriented network optimisation has considerable optimisation costs, carbon and lead times/ service levels. To change a logistics network is a long-term decision which has to be based on hard facts and various scenarios that anticipate future developments.
In a competitive business environment, significant pressure is exerted on companies to have highly efficient warehouse management processes that also deliver outstanding customer service. Many companies want to improve the effectiveness of their warehouse process and technologies to use logistics as a competitive advantage.
Here’s how your function relates to what we offer.
We make sure we understand your business problems, the trends in your industry and then work out what we need to do to achieve results for you.
Our consultants know where you are coming from, because they’ve usually been in your industry. We combine our deep knowledge and experience in your sector with the technical ability to create solutions with real business value. We’re always looking to find ways to improve your productivity, streamline your processes, and leverage new revenue opportunities for you.
Finally, we get results - virtually all of our most significant clients renew their relationship with us year on year.