Supply Chain Resilience
Make logistics networks simpler and more robust
Meeting increasing demands on logistics and warehouse networks holistically
The market environment is proving increasingly volatile and changing, making it challenging to manage risk and achieve the most resilient network design possible.
Current relevant developments as well as unforeseen events in the supply chain and market environment may entail the risk of supply chain disruptions that restrict or threaten competition.
This has recently been demonstrated by the increasing volatility of customer demand in many sectors, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the growing need for climate-friendly transports while at the same time expanding the infrastructure in rail freight transport; current developments also point to transport capacity limitations in road freight transport as a result of the shortage of drivers in Europe, in addition to the aforementioned limitations in rail freight transport.
This results in a variety of requirements for logistics and warehouse networks (e.g., in terms of warehouse ranges, frequencies, modal split compositions, degree of de-/centrality, degrees of flexibility,Redundanzen von Ressourcen etc.), damit diese robuste und zuverlässige Prozesse ermöglichen sowie widerstandsfähig bei Störungen sind.
This is not only about reactive handling of disruptions, but in particular also about proactive handling of potential disruptions by developing a resilience strategy for supply chains that makes processes more stable, robust, resilient and thus reliable, and does so while taking total costs into account.
Transparency regarding the status of a company's own network and the degree to which it can be reconfigured in the event of changes or disruptions is essential. An efficient and resilient logistics network that achieves a high level of service while meeting the requirements of dynamic procurement and sales markets is indispensable for companies.
We develop the resilience strategy for your logistics with you.
Identification of the relevant internal and external factors influencing the resilience of processes in the network of the specific market or industry environment.
Development of a segmentation strategy for the supply chain according to the SCOR model and definition of the various supply chain segments with individual logistics and network configurations.
This is done taking into account a total cost assessment within the framework of a business case, i.e. consideration of costs by increasing the degree of resilience as well as savings by reducing complexity and failure costs.
We create transparency about the network status quo and identify key optimization areas.
Data analyses provide information on the characteristics of the existing network (e.g., frequencies, inventory ranges, modal split, transport concepts, flexibility corridors, supplier diversification, de-/centrality, etc.), historical incidents and characteristics of bottleneck situations that have arisen, and effects of measures taken.
Derive particularly sensitive network areas with large effect on supply chain reliability from history.
KPI-based description of these sensitive network areas as well as derivation and description of fields of action.
We evaluate the degree of reconfigurability of your networks.
Based on defined market scenarios, effects on the network are simulated and described (e.g. simulation of the effects of limiting road transport capacities on the network).
Assessment of the company-specific risk from considered changes by estimating the delta to the initial state of the network.
Derivation of fields of action and measures to reduce the company-specific supply chain risk.
We support the design of your logistics network from a resilience perspective.
Description and evaluation of alternative network configurations (e.g., evaluation of the conversion of logistics concepts in the network from just-in-time to just-in-case in industry, use of dedicated resources in (sub)networks at logistics service providers, site selection).
Sales classification of the network configuration in the value proposition to the customer as well as a possible pricing of resilience costs in a differentiated product range.
Pilot resilience concepts at appropriate environments in the network and provide metrics-based documentation of the piloting outcome.
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A selection of the companies that improve the resilience of their logistics networks with us.
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