Network optimization

We help you to leverage hidden optimization potential in your logistics network.

Analysis and optimization of the logistics network

Significantly reduce logistics costs

For success you need a good network! What is true for individuals is also particularly relevant for companies. On the one hand, customer requirements are increasing day by day, on the other hand, cost reduction is the maxim of today’s world. In order to combine both requirements for the network, an optimal alignment and a recurring review of the status quo are needed in order to be able to react quickly to changing requirements.

Pragmatic hands-on approach

ifp is your competent partner with many years of experience in the field of network optimization. Our recipe for success is to define the right fluid level for you in the first step and to record the requirements of all stakeholders for the network (suppliers, production and logistics locations as well as customers). The question then arises as to the right tools and methods for penetrating the complexity of the global network and identifying optimization potential.

Innovative tools and optimization algorithms are used in a comprehensive simulation of your network. This provides the starting point for identifying potential and running through specific scenarios. For smaller projects, our pragmatic hands-on approach, developed on numerous industry projects, provides support to ensure rapid leveraging of hidden potential.

Network optimization objective

Finding the optimal balance between procurement, transportation, storage and production costs.

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.

We support you in optimizing your network

  • Reduction of transport costs through optimization
  • Increase of the service level
  • Reduction of storage and process costs
  • Optimization of capacity utilization at the individual sites
  • Reduction of the CO2 footprint (Green Logistics)
  • Site search and site consolidation
  • Simulation model
    Creation of a simulation model for the initial optimization of the network within the ifp project and later for you as a digital twin of your network and tool for future adjustments
  • Production Footprint
    Cost-efficient interaction of the individual production sites within your network