Executive Briefings

Network Design and Flow Mapping Case Study

Challenge: GEODIS' target was to bring savings to an industrial company located in Brazil that produces construction and high-performance materials. The customer has 5 different lines of business each working with multiple carriers and sites (21 plants and 19 distributions centers) to carry 176,000 tons a year for a total cost spend of $10 million. The mission was to bring savings by advising optimizations on 500 transportation network roads.

Solution: Understanding the customer's environment with onsite visits (collecting and cleaning data) by focusing on "as-is analysis" thanks to GEODIS' in-house network design and flow mapping tools and methodologies. Then, building the network scenarios regarding its constraints and evaluating the real cost impact of each solution.

Results: Providing both a complete data model and an "as is model" with quick wins and recommendations with plan to save 1% ($96,000) of the total spent on transportation freight. The project was self-funded by those savings.

About the Solution Provider: GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the world. GEODIS manages its customers' supply chain by providing end-to-end solutions enabled by their people, their infrastructure, processes and systems.

Web: www.geodis.com

Email: danielle.pecoraro@geodis.com

Phone: 845-345-8756

Solution: Understanding the customer's environment with onsite visits (collecting and cleaning data) by focusing on "as-is analysis" thanks to GEODIS' in-house network design and flow mapping tools and methodologies. Then, building the network scenarios regarding its constraints and evaluating the real cost impact of each solution.

Results: Providing both a complete data model and an "as is model" with quick wins and recommendations with plan to save 1% ($96,000) of the total spent on transportation freight. The project was self-funded by those savings.

About the Solution Provider: GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the world. GEODIS manages its customers' supply chain by providing end-to-end solutions enabled by their people, their infrastructure, processes and systems.

Web: www.geodis.com

Email: danielle.pecoraro@geodis.com

Phone: 845-345-8756