However you see your distribution network over the next 5 years, it should be dynamic enough to satisfy multiple constraints: from the ever-evolving needs of your end-consumers to increasingly complex regulatory requirements, stricter performance and sustainability standards and ever-present budgetary pressures. Discover how we can embed network evaluations into processes, and move away from the one-off heavy exercises.
To succeed in today’s world as a service and after-market company you need to find offerings not only bringing ‘peace of mind’ to your customer, but maximizing the experience. Find your ‘as a service’ winner and make your customer happy!
Short-term interventions can reveal untapped efficiencies in virtually any domain. But how do you align quick wins with longer-term strategic investments in your buildings, automation projects, IT systems, and more? Should we keep on striving for short term efficiency gains, or work on new processes that allow value-adding activities for tomorrow’s client? Let us help you in making a future-proof roadmap without forgetting short term actions.
Most track & trace systems simply do not offer the visibility required to support proactive decision-making. And yet, drafting budgets, incentivizing actions and driving value all stand or fall on the accuracy and relevance of your data.
“You can only make the right decision when you see the bigger picture.”
Arnoud Smeesters, Head of Distribution
Get the visibility you need across your entire distribution network. Using our in-house LOP.ai modelling tool, we create an auto build and detailed virtual twin that forms the basis of your network design study or optimization (NDS/NDO).
From this starting point, we can build various scenarios both from inside-out point of view, e.g. optimized total cost, lead times, inventory,… as well as from the outside-in point of view taken into account the value drivers for your (future) customers and translate this into distribution requirements like service levels, value-added activities, …
With our approach we pave the way to create a sustainable platform for capturing this outside-in view on a recurring basis, but also embed network optimization & evaluation into your processes, moving away from the one-off exercises.
Optimizing your distribution center calls for a range of specialized digital tools. Which is why we draft a comprehensive proposal based on an in-depth survey of your operations, stock management and layout.
So we can then enhance collaboration upstream with manufacturing,= or downstream with logistics and customer service. All while taking every dimension into account from automation & controls to warehouse control systems (WCS), warehouse management systems (WMS), organization & people and of course your data.
What do you get when you invite 150+ Supply Chain & Operations professionals on a sunny Thursday in October, for an afternoon filled with inspiration, a client carousel, product discovery rooms & tons of networking opportunities? Our annual bluecrux event, this year all about how...
On a sunny Thursday in November, we gathered about 150 Supply Chain & Operations professionals across industries for our annual end of year conference, this year on Supply Chain 4.0: ready to operate in the digital era? The keys to success? 1 beautiful location, 4...
LightsOutPlanning, or LOP for short, is a supply chain 4.0 solution that we develop in co-creation with our AI-partner Genzai. During our LOP event last December, our customers Bridgestone, Tereos and Alpro shared the insights they gained after exposing their companies to LOP. Next question:...
The old world is dead. Digitalization is everywhere. And companies have to strike out on their own digital path. For industrial companies, this means embracing industry 4.0. But before diving into this new adventure, there are two lessons from the 3.0 era you mustn’t forget.