Determining the optimal way to grow your product distribution network takes a significant amount of data analysis, scenario planning, time and capital. You need to maximize speed to your customers while minimizing shipping and storage costs — easier said than done. With so much on the line, wouldn’t it be advantageous to bring in a partner who has helped numerous brands build and execute a successful fulfillment and distribution network expansion plan?
1. Execute our Operations Performance Review
Before we engage with a new partner, we always take the extra time up front to execute our Operations Performance Review, a two-day analysis of your business which allows you to see how we work and gives you an expert’s view of your current and future operational challenges.
2. CURRENT STATE
Using the results of your OPR, we’ll dive deeper into where you are now and build a detailed map of your current capabilities and capacities related to storage, fulfillment and transportation system.
3. FUTURE STATE
Working together, we’ll outline where you want to be, constructing an outline of what your future distribution system will need to look like to support your growth plans.
4. GAP ANALYSIS & RISKS
We can now determine what we’ll need to upgrade, improve, implement and install to build out your new distribution system. We’ll also perform a risk assessment for each of key operations area.
5. DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DESIGN
We take an analytical approach to determining the optimal distribution network to support your future growth plans with the ultimate goal of getting your products to your distribution centers, customer, retailers and wholesalers in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.
6. BUDGET AND TIMELINE
As your new network plan begins to take shape, we will establish a budget and timeline for your expansions along with an expected return-on-investment.
7. implementation PLAN
Great ideas are just that without a clear and actionable plan to implement them. With an understanding of your resources (time, people, money, expertise), we will build an plan that you can use to execute on recommendations.
8. IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT
We’re not ones to toss suggestions over the fence and hope it all works out. We’ll work with you to see our plan comes to fruition, project managing alongside your team.