In complex and rapidly changing attention to the level of service provided to the customer and cost containment are fundamental factors.
The warehouse processes have a direct impact on both these variables: the level of service, as they must provide adequate response times with processes and structures, on operating costs, as inventory costs (storage, handling, order preparation, stocks, internal and external logistics) are a significant cost item.
Location, organization, technology and operational activities of effective and efficient stock are therefore a key element for success. Ayming offers several programs aimed at 'optimizing inventory based on the primary need of the customer.
Inventory Optimization Programs
Organization of the distribution network : identification of the main sources and destinations of commodity flows and analysis of costs and constraints, in order to optimize the number, location, functions and role of logistics nodes:
Inventory optimization : analysis of the current state of stocks (rotation matrix cross ABC, level of service, cost) aiming at the establishment of an optimal management of the Stock Keeping Unit from a logistical point of view
Logistics optimization : identification of strengths and weaknesses to support decisions regarding the design of internal handling systems, design and reorganization of warehouses, dynamic simulation of the handling systems and actions for continuous improvement
Transport optimization : Analysis of prices, transport distances and saturations to assess the convenience of "make or buy" and, in the second case, among the several possible third-party logistics What are the main benefits?
Performance improvement, in terms of timing, volumes, service level and Total Landed Cost (costs associated with the production and distribution of products to the point where generate revenues, the cost of transport purchase, by customs insurance, etc. .)
- Process redesign
- Management of the under / over storage
- Obsolescence reduction
- Improvement of the network and the actual layout in terms of effectiveness and efficiency
- Benchmark with best practices • Simulation TO BE scenarios and selection of the optimal solution