For every logistics challenge you face, our consultants are here to help
Logistics consultancy and management is concerned with the mechanics of managing the physical flow of material within the supply chain, and creating value from that flow. The value comes from the three critical requirements of ensuring that material is at the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity. However, it is of equal importance to ensure these three critical requirements are met using the most cost effective methods.
The number of variables and constraints in any logistics network makes planning a challenging task. Transport operations are especially complex, with constraints on delivery times, vehicles types and product compatibility, as well as customer facing issues. Logistics typically represents a large proportion of business operating expenditure and consequently optimisation of logistics networks can leverage significant savings.
How our logistics consultants can help your business
Do you need help managing the flow of material within your supply chain to create value? As logistics experts with consultancy and operational experience, we can help. Using a highly analytical and pragmatic approach, we can help you find the most cost effective method to ensure your material is at the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity. We will provide clear and logical solutions which recognise real world constraints, ensure rapid implementation and engage stakeholders.
The areas of logistics consultancy and management we can help with include:
Are you looking to reduce or increase your network footprint? Do you need to know how many warehouses you need, where they should be located, how big they should be?
Do you also need to determine what resource you will require, what types of vehicles will suit your demand profile and what vehicle routes will need to be deployed?
These are all questions we can answer for you through logistics network design using optimisation software and linear programming techniques, along with practical experience.
Read more about Logistics Network Design
There are a host of third party logistics providers offering traditional warehousing and transportation services, but also extended services covering in-plant logistics, contract manufacturing and assembly and packing services.
Managing a logistics tender is unlike many other areas of procurement. You are buying a service, not a commodity, and the service offered will depend on how well you and the 3PL have assessed your operational requirements and throughputs.
We are experts at profiling operational requirements and leading logistics outsourcing initiatives.
Read more about Logistics Outsourcing
Transportation often accounts for up to 70% of logistics spend. Optimisation of routes and fleet profile can be a significant lever to reduce cost.
The aim of all vehicle fleet operations is to minimise route time and distance whilst maintaining the right service levels. We can provide expert support in not only route optimisation, but also fleet profiling, location analysis and cost to serve assessment.
Read more about Transport Routing
Tendering logistics operations is not a typical procurement exercise – it is a first step in developing a long-term relationship with a 3rdparty logistics provider.
The tender management process needs to accurately reflect not only the operational profile of the requirement, but also the aspiration and strategic direction of your company.
As well as reflecting the operational profile and direction of your business, a logistics tender needs to be put to the market in an open and engaging manner, and the tender needs to be managed by a team with extensive knowledge of the market and supplier capabilities.
Our logistics consultants have worked extensively in both tendering logistics opportunities and designing solutions in response to logistics tenders.
Read more about Logistics Tender Management
There is rapid growth in the 3rd party logistics market and an increasing need for 3PL providers to deliver solutions that are not only optimised for cost, but also optimised for agility. All of our logistics consultants have a career background in the 3PL sector and we can draw on that experience, along with our consultancy experience of tendering logistics operations, to design market leading 3PL solutions.
Read more about 3PL Solution Design.
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We also offer a host of services and expertise within the wider remit of supply chain management. From inventory optimisation through to full design and implementation of S&OP.
Read more in our supply chain consultancy section.
If you’re looking for specific warehousing expertise, then we’re here to help. From optimising layouts in an existing facility through to complete design of new distribution centres.
Read more in our warehouse consultancy section.
What our clients are saying
We treat every client’s business as if it were are own, taking care with every detail and considering every possible option to improve logistics cost and service. We ensure that our approach, and our delivery, are comprehensive and tailored to meet the clients exact needs. Here’s what Brymec had to say about our service:
Paul Trudgian Ltd have recently been working with us on a project to establish our warehouse capacity and transport effectiveness in order to further enhance our Customer service. Paul and his team have worked with us providing a clear picture of the needs and requirements for the business despite our complex product and delivery solution. I would have no hesitation recommending Paul Trudgian’s services.
Supply Chain Director, Brymec
Read more about logistics management on our blog…
Our Supply Chain Insights blog is extensive, covering a wide range of supply chain topics including logistics and logistics management. If you would like to further understand aspects of our approach then please read the selected logistics articles below.