Exploiting optimization potential and current requirements for the logistics network
Many companies face the challenge that sites and all the relationships between a company’s sites have grown over the years. Often, minor changes were made without optimizing the network as a whole. As a result, large potentials are not recognized, which has a lasting negative impact on the company’s results.
In the field of logistics, 24-hour delivery is becoming the standard, because Amazon and Co. have increased the demands not only on private customers. In B2B business, too, a high level of service and thus prompt order processing and delivery are a prerequisite. If companies cannot meet these requirements, they often lose customers to the competition.
In the area of production, factors such as wage costs, technological location competencies and resources, unit volume potential, currency influences, etc. are of particular importance when considering networks. Production Footprint Optimization, as part of Network Optimization, is described in more detail.