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Distribution optimization

Optimizing distribution with 4flow consulting results in networks that provide optimal service at minimal cost.

Outdated distribution structures that have not recently been optimized from the bottom up often fail to meet current requirements. An increasingly broader product assortment with ever-shorter product life cycles calls for fast-responding supply chains. With consumer behavior changing and new distribution channels opening up, the process of distributing goods is becoming more complex.

Comprising a significant share of overall cost, distribution costs are a relevant starting point for reducing supply chain costs and boosting performance. Optimizing the distribution structure, however, is only possible if all the relevant factors such as transportation, handling, and inventory are considered.

Benefits of distribution optimization

With targeted improvements, 4flow consulting helps clients reduce distribution costs and boost performance.

Some of the results we get for clients include:

  • Increased service levels
  • Better responsiveness within the distribution network
  • Higher availability of goods at customer
  • Inventory optimization throughout the entire distribution chain

Solutions from 4flow

Identifying future parameters across functions and establishing planning principles are essential to optimize distribution structures. The focus here is on service requirements, changes in volume and network data. With our supply chain software 4flow vista, various scenarios can be modeled, analyzed, and compared.

Find the best network setup with the optimal

  • amount, site, and function of warehouses and logistics facilities,
  • allocation of clients and suppliers and
  • arrangement of inventories in the distribution chain.

A business case calculation that considers the entire situation forms the basis of the final recommendation for action. And 4flow consulting also helps put that plan into action.

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