Supply Chain Consultancy

Transport and Distribution Optimisation

Improving and optimising the transport operation can be a key part of enhancing the overall efficiency of the business. Transport and distribution operations are often the last link in the chain and can determine customer experience as well as having a significant effect on costs.

Reviewing and potentially redesigning transport and distribution operations can be an imperative given the dynamic nature of markets today. Changing business requirements such as adding new customers, reducing lead times, changing order profiles all add to the continued pressure on costs.
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"OP2MA played a crucial role in responding to the immediate challenges brought on by the Covid pandemic and the subsequent reshaping of our operations and depot network in order to deliver material cost savings for the long-term."
Andrew Hogley
British Wool

What we do

Our structured review of current operations, including third party service providers, will consider:
Transport mode selection and the parameters used
Routing and scheduling methods
Customer service expectations
Fleet and asset utilisation
Performance management and where appropriate, service level agreements
The output from the review will assess the balance between service and cost efficiency and detail opportunities for improvement. We will ensure any proposals and scenarios are aligned to your overall supply chain strategy and customer proposition.

The Result

Delivery operations are often the most tangible experience for customers and shape perceptions, good or bad. Well designed and managed transport operations can:
Enhance customer loyalty and increase sales
Help manage costs that can be both volatile and a significant proportion of revenue
Improve asset utilisation and plan capital expenditure

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