Define Supply Chain Logistics Goals and Plot Execution
Architecting the optimal supply chain logistics strategy starts with defining the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) or desired customer service level requirements. Whether designing traditional wholesale and retail freight models – truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) or e-commerce direct-to-consumer (DTC) one-day, same-day, and one-hour delivery models (or a combination thereof), we start by defining the strategic and tactical service goals first. Once the SLAs are established, we identify the viable alternatives and quantify/qualify those alternatives in terms of capital cost, recurring cost, capacity, throughout, flexibility, scalability, return-on-investment (ROI) and risk.
At the onset of any Supply Chain initiative, we help our clients identify the most volatile variables in their supply chain models and then test the sensitivity of these elements. In the case of complex integrated systems, sophisticated computer models can be applied to dynamically test proposed designs under stress conditions before investing in costly facilities, systems, and infrastructure. This process allows our clients to make informed decisions, smooth operational turbulence, and mitigate risk.
Our unique approach to conquering supply chain challenges sets us apart from the competition. We will fill the gap between academic theory and practical application. While we embrace high-level supply chain theory, we are grounded by our familiarity with the nuts and bolts of material handling infrastructure, information systems, and the complex and ever-changing dynamics of supply chain operations.
Our cross-functional team of seasoned supply chain operations leaders, warehousing, distribution and e-commerce subject matter experts, and tech-savvy engineers/analysts allows us to seamlessly blend the art and the science to deliver flexible, scalable, and extraordinarily efficient supply chain operations.