network modelling

Cutting costs, not corners
To configure the best supply chain, we evaluate warehousing and transportation costs with your lead times and volume demands foremost in our minds. Weekly, monthly and annual network optimisation equips us to predict when and how to implement changes and realise the full potential of savings without compromise.

what network modelling delivers

Supplier Strategy

Understand the impact of different supplier strategies on costs and service levels.

Manufacturing Policies

Modelling can make informed decisions around the placing and number of manufacturing plants required to satisfy all customer demand, i.e. placing factories closer to your customers or suppliers and short agile production runs vs. larger production runs for economies of scale.

Warehousing & Depot Configuration

Determine the number and optimal location of facilities needed to meet demand. Greenfields and capacity throughput constraints are considered in the modelling process.

Transportation Policies

Through VSC’s network modelling capabilities companies can make informed decisions trading off owned vehicle distribution vs. outsourced distribution. Alternative modes of transportation can also be traded off in costs and service levels i.e. Air vs. Rail vs. Ocean vs. Road.

Customer Policies

VSC’s modelling services are able to trade-off various distribution strategies and their impact on cost and service level. The customer policy looks at delivering to customers directly from a manufacturing plant or consolidating loads at distribution centres.

Inventory Levels

Multi-time period models determine stock levels: at a specific time, how much of which product should be stored, and where.

Network Consolidation

Network modelling allows tests of various scenarios of combined supply chains to determine cost and the changes needed.

Sensitivity Testing

Protect your network against unforeseen disasters or supplier shortages by modelling for the best alternative supply chain strategy.

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