Supply Chain Optimisation

Supply Chain Optimisation
Supply Chain Optimisation

3D Simulation modeling technology has made significant advances over the years creating supply chain optimisation opportunities that support your supply chain strategy.

Supply chain can represent up to 75% of your organisations total cost. This is quite significant in some organisations and places more focus on understanding how to identify, challenge and control supply chain costs. Experienced supply chain managers need the right tools, systems and support to implement change that will drive performance. As some organisations have been able to achieve significant improvements through productivity and efficiency gains by leveraging and integrating supply chain technologies, 3D simulation offers more opportunities than traditional analytical methods.

Supply chain optimisation is a phrase that is discussed quite frequently within the supply chain sector, though its full potential is still challenging to realise. Organisations have invested quite heavily in supply chain technologies such as ERP systems, WMS and CRM solutions over the last few decades. While some have made advances to improve supply chain performance, opportunities are ever present through further systems integration.

As the return on investment has been achieved through efficiency improvements and productivity gains, most organisations are still to recoup their total investment. Although the quality of the architecture has also enabled these supply chain systems to collaborate more seamlessly by managing and exchanging data, further opportunities for improvements through the application of 3D simulation remain to improve supply chain optimisation.

3D simulation offers benefits: Real time operational decision-making capability, forecast demand changes can be scenario based and run independently, resource and task scheduling becomes more agile and responsive to demand changes, projected inventory levels can be validated more easily and your supply chain operational costs are easier to identify and manage. A virtual simulation allows all of the stakeholders to be involved in the planning process and make better decisions for final production.

Supply chain optimisation using 3D simulation provides the opportunity to develop various scenarios from a range of model inputs such as cost, time and resources to make the simulation output as meaningful and realistic as possible. Each scenario is delivering your business a different value proposition that enables your supply chain to be more responsive to variability. Any system that can be defined using equations can effectively be simulated. In a dynamic simulation, behaviour changes are impacted by inputs over time, these changes are analysed and further improved upon by changing the simulation model. The objective is to minimise inefficiencies throughout the entire supply chain to strive for supply chain optimisation. 


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A Turn Key Solution offers your organisation the same opportunities to improve the health and direction of your supply chain, logistics function or warehouse operations.We provide supply chain assessment modules, process simulation, warehouse automation, business integration and quality supply chain resources for project management or interim support to build a sustainable supply chain for your organisation.

Supply Chain Assessment Modules

Select from our range of supply chain assessments and take the opportunity to validate your supply chain and logistics processes, practices, metrics and technology systems. We offer flexibility with our modular approach, content area focus at the right cost for your business. Our supply chain consultants, logistics consultants and warehouse consultants are experienced and will work through these assessments at your pace.

  1. Supply Chain Strategy Assessment (Develop a supply chain strategy that balances cost, service and efficiency within a dynamic market place)
  2. Supply Chain Planning Assessment (Sales forecasting, planning and execution for managing inventory investment for the business)
  3. Inventory Management Assessment (Manage inventory investment with the right tools and controls within your warehouse or distribution centre)
  4. Warehouse Management Assessment (Warehouse operation can increase throughput and efficiency with the right layout, storage and processes)
  5. Performance Measurement KPI Assessment (Supply chain capability increases with regular performance measurement focussed on the right areas)
  6. 3PL Outsourcing Assessment (Moving to an outsourced 3PL is a significant step & requires careful consideration, planning and implementation)
  7. Supply Chain Technology Assessment (The right supply chain technology mix will drive performance across the core areas of your supply chain)

Process Simulation

Our supply chain consulting practice uses advanced 2D or 3D simulation modelling tool's to provide our clients with the latest process based integrated solutions to improve supply chain performance in real-time, identifying issues and bottlenecks within a virtual environment. Take a look at our supply chain simulation, logistics simulation, warehouse simulation and distribution network model.

Quick process wins are delivered much faster, while structural supply chain changes require capital investment in warehouse automation and distribution solutions for your operation. Advanced supply chain optimisation is the aim by integrating ERP, WMS or Manufacturing systems to achieve real time visibility.

Warehouse Automation

Supported by a strong industry specialist network, we are able to meet the supply chain challenges your company is facing today. Strengthen your supply chain, distribution centre, warehouse or manufacturing facility with integrated warehouse automation systems and distribution solutions. Custom made materials handling, storage and retrieval systems range include: Conveyors, Fulfillment, Robotics, Packaging, Sortation, Shipping Systems, Software and safety equipment. 

We also offer a comprehensive review of your warehouse operation to make sure that the right solution is identified, planned and implemented. Depending upon the outcome of the review, we also offer a range of services that support the final automation solution, namely: a warehouse layout and design service, warehouse process modifications, warehouse systems or a warehouse layout design for a specific area.

Business Integration and Consolidation

We assist organisations to create a "Right Sized Supply Chain Model" for their business. This may involve consolidating your supply chain network, merging multiple businesses, establishing a new warehouse facility or assessing 3PL viability and outsourcing options. Our experienced has contributed to delivering a range of quality supply chain solutions for our customers.

Project management | Interim management support

We provide a project management service or interim management support to assist any supply chain initiative. Qualified and experienced supply chain managers, warehouse managers, distribution centre managers and project managers are available to meet your interim project requirement needs or long term resource placement strategy.