Logistics Network Planning
Network planning 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 network optimisation plan 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, common sense.
We regularly undertake network optimisation projects with our clients, either as a total review or in specific modules including:
- Transport route scheduling
- Multimodal transport alignment
- DC location/s
- RDC location/s
- Facility to customer alignment
- Facility sizing
Head of Logistics – Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions