Simulation-Based Supply Chain Optimisation


An optimized international supply chain and consolidated warehouse requirements.

1. Problem Statement

  • The client is looking for sustainable cost benefits from determining the most efficient means of sourcing, storing and moving goods and supplies to the point of demand while maintaining a desired service level and to quantify the set-up of an optimized inventory and transportation network to make informed business decisions.

2. Solution Approach

  • Data collection (Items per SKU, Demand, Suppliers, Storage Locations, Transport Modes, Costs);
  • Greenfield Modelling (best suited locations based on customer locations and demand);
  • Base case Modelling (current supply chain: movements, costs, etc.)
  • Scenario Development (various modes, storage locations etc.)
  • Optimised and Recommended Supply Chain;

3. Project Outcomes

  • Highlight inefficiencies and improvement opportunities in current supply chain.
  • Redesign and optimize its current world-wide supply chain networks to improve its reliability, responsiveness performances and reduce supply chain management cost.
  • Consolidate the de-centralized and diversified inventories into one Logistics.
  • Determine best solutions to support the organization of a Request for Proposal process in terms of future network designs as well as inventory management and transport operation requirements.