In any manufacturer’s supply chain, spare parts and finished goods play a key role. Both ends of the sequence requires a correct and optimized management, so that a group of little parts can become something bigger and ready for its final destination. Distribution Centers have a main role. They need to be data integrated, correctly operative and have full visibility to manage the inventory levels.
For all of this structure to be fully prepared, sometimes a distribution network redesign is needed. The services of warehousing, last mile delivery, freight forwarding, and customs clearance have to be coordinated and working perfectly. All this, with the help of a centralized Control Tower, will allow you to have full visibility on all the product’s lifecycle, and even to have a continuous improvement program powered by business analytics.
It is known that the core of modern technology is Asia. One of our clients in the region found that they needed a full optimization of their Distribution Centers, to achieve a reduction of their supply chain spend while maintaining a perfect service from spare parts to final goods. That’s why they trusted GEODIS to provide a complete Strategic Outsourcing solution that, in the end, provided a 20-point improvement in their serviceability metrics.
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