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Branded Paint Manufacturer

Development of a Logistics Network Strategy Model for a leading branded paint manufacturer based in the UK.

Challenge:

Distribution Network Strategy Model Development

Logistics consulting firm, The Supply Chain Consulting Ltd was approached by the client, a leading UK-based manufacturer of high-quality paints, to develop a model to enable testing of logistics network strategy options. Due to rapid growth in the UK and European markets, and the expansion of its e-commerce offer, the client required the ability to test strategic options around, for example, stockholding locations, carrier selection, and manufacturing postponement.

Solution:

Logistics Consultants

Working closely with the client’s team, Supply Chain Consulting Group developed an agreed data set, including customer location, customer channel (e.g. stockists, online, mail-order, trade, etc.), order profile, and product information. Inventory cover and warehouse capacity planning assumptions were agreed upon, along with growth assumptions by channel/product group.

Logistics Network Strategy

Our logistics consultants designed the logistics strategy model to report on projected costs for any given distribution network strategy scenario. A flexible template was provided within the model for carriers' rates, and the current rates schedules in use were entered. Inventory level calculations and warehouse sizing calculations were built into the model and the various inputs were populated. Once the ‘base case’ model was signed off, our logistics consultants trained the client’s team and together they produced model documentation.  A number of distribution strategy scenarios were tested to prove the model’s efficacy.

The Supply Chain Consulting Ltd

The Supply Chain Consulting Limited is one of the leading logistics consulting firms in the UK (and we also work internationally). Our team of logistics consultants can help whether you are planning your distribution network strategy, looking at expanding existing warehouse capacity designing a new warehouse, or if you require help to optimise your inventory or reduce cost in your transport operations. Want to learn more about our Logistics Consultancy services? Fill out the contact form to speak to our logistics consultants today! “Thank you… we have ended up with a robust and reliable model that will help us on our distribution journey.” Company being happy with the achievements received from the logistics consultants Head of Customer Services