Logistics Network Planning and Strategic Design

Logistics Network planning and design involves building transport, inventory and location strategies around your customer service goals, ensuring the total package achieves the best service at the lowest cost. Companies often devote considerable time & expense in 'optimising' only one element of the network, failing to notice the negative cost effects this may have elsewhere.

The crucial element in any Logistics Network Design Strategy is building all the constraints and variables into a single dynamic business model. The team at Gideon Hillman Consulting are highly experienced at developing these types of models and have the skills to not only build the data model quickly, but to then produce an optimised solution using integer and linear programming techniques, and of course, experitse and common sense.

We regularly undertake Logistics Network Design and optimisation projects with our clients, either as a total review or in specific modules including:

  • Transport route scheduling
  • Multimodal transport alignment
  • Cost based Centre of Gravity analysis for single DC location and multiple RDC location/
  • Distribution Network Optimisation
  • Facility to customer alignment
  • Facility sizing

Gideon Hillman Consulting carried out a comprehensive review of our Logistics operations, including consultation with all stakeholders to establish their individual needs within a multi-faceted Supply Chain. The result is a thorough and implementable Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution strategy with sound methodology and reasoning behind it, enabling flexibility within a frequently changing operational environment."

Head of Logistics – Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions


'We selected Gideon Hillman Consulting because of its expertise in Logistics network modelling. The detailed operational review and strategic modelling project that GH has completed not only provides DX with real and accurate information upon which to base its future trunking strategy for the distribution network, but most importantly it identifies significant  improvement opportunities which can be implemented in the short term'  

Chief Compliance Officer - DX Group

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Gideon Hillman Consulting Limited is registered in England and Wales.
Company Registration No: 6593700. Registered office at Highdown House, 11 Highdown Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XT. UK
A supply chain and logistics specialist with knowledge of supply chain management, warehouse layout and materials handling

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