In an increasingly uncertain world, network design is quickly becoming the new imperative. It is not only the pace of change driving network design's value, it is also the scale of the changes that companies now face. The importance of strong network design strategy, planning and resiliency continues to be strongly felt across the globe as supply chains are disrupted and shortages are felt by consumers.
Executives can leverage advanced 3PL's logistics engineering and network design expertise to help scenario plan, validate strategic decisions, uncover cost savings, improve service levels, or integrate disparate networks following a merger or acquisition. Network design analysis can help inform critical decisions such as:
- The optimal number and location of plants and warehouses.
- The best mix of transportation modes and routes.
- Which customer fulfillment strategy to adopt when preparing for e-commerce.
- Evaluating supply chain strategies such as localization, offshoring or nearshoring.