Supply Chain Design

IWL Supply Chain Design - Designing efficient distribution logistics and logistics networks.

Supply Chain Design – Designing efficient production and logistics networks

Supply chain management (SCM) is versatile – but it always starts with the supply chain strategy, also called supply chain engineering or supply chain design. This is where companies define the strategy of how the network structure of your companybetween suppliers and customers should look like. In the course of logistics planning this is an important basic decision, which IWL engineers support by means of mathematical optimization models.

Our services in supply chain design

Together with you, we work out a tailor-made solution to make your network structures economical and future-oriented. Here we fall back on proven procedure models for an effective and structured project progress.

The basic idea: optimal global network structures to create the shortest routes and lowest CO² pollution. Among others, we use the following methods for this:

Your benefits at a glance:

Increasing the efficiency of existing network structures

Creation of new / extended structures for sustainable growth

Ideal care concepts with the lowest possible cost structures

Competence of the IWL as an experienced partner

Distribution logistics – ensure the connection to your customers!

Distribution logistics combines the tasks of physical distribution, i.e. the distribution of goods which is also called distribution logistics. In these processes goods are transferred to the customer in the form of finished products or merchandise. Distribution logistics represents the opposite flow to procurement logistics, which does not necessarily take place on the same routes.

Trends in distribution logistics are clearly moving in the direction of smart distribution logistics, which concentrates on efficiently securing the ability to deliver in combination with the shortest possible distances and an economic orientation.

IWL AG from Ulm helps you to optimize your supply chain. We plan the optimal interface between warehousing and distribution, determine the ideal number of goods distribution centers and plan your network. With the help of key figures we measure the success of the optimization.

Together with you, we define the focus, analyze the basic data and determine a strategically oriented distribution network. The implementation takes place in stages, in which we accompany you.

Fast Facts

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Network analysis – determine the optimal supply chain logistics structure through mathematical optimization

Strategic network planning or supply chain strategy is the determination and planning of the optimal number, location and size of locations as well as their functions and flows among themselves in a networked system.

Supply chain planning tasks:

  • Definition of the hierarchy of locations (i.e. their sequence in the global network), and their function
  • Determination of the spatial location of the sites in the network
  • Definition of the number of sites and their size
  • Assignment of suppliers and customers to the locations
  • Basic determination of flows within the system
  • Modeling of transport logistics

Driver strategic network planning:

  • Changed customer and supplier structures
  • Cost structures of your supply chain
  • Competitiveness
  • Capacity limits through growth
  • Mergers & Akquisition
  • Opening up new markets
  • Innovations and new products
  • Sustainability
  • Rising customer expectations
  • New legal framework

Possible project tasks in supply chain design can include:

  • Network analysis and network optimization
  • Location planning and location optimization
  • Location development planning
  • Transport optimization with restrictive requirements

Leading companies trust in our services

Our supply chain design projects

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