Reduce Cost-to-Serve and improve store sourcing and inbound transportation costs

In the current environment of downward pressure on sales, rapidly changing product preferences and increased competition, some of the world’s leading retailers are dramatically increasing their profitability by re-designing and optimising their supply chains. They use state-of-the-art modelling technology to analyse how their supply chain will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions, examining the trade-offs between cost, service and risk. Retailers that maintain these living digital models of their end-to-end supply chains are able to identify as much as 10-20 percent cost savings while maintaining or even increasing customer service levels.

BMA supports the retail industry with solutions that address retail-specific issues, such as:

  • Evaluate, quantify and compare, side-by-side, different distribution strategies
  • decide on extending existing DC capacity or moving to different premises (and where these should be optimally located)
  • right-sizing inventory strategies to lower working capital while increasing availability and service levels
  • visualising the tipping point between purchase price, quantity and downstream supply chain costs, to achieve desired service levels and maximise profitability
  • identify strategies for improving sourcing, transportation and distribution paths to optimise cost-to-serve, at category or SKU level
  • understand how to best manage and optimise multiple go-to-market channels such as brick-and-mortar retail, wholesale, e-commerce and third-party channels
  • simulate the impact of a selected distribution and inventory strategy during peak demand periods.
  • Optimise transportation routes from DCs to stores, and the optimal assignment of stores to DCs

BMA leverages leading technologies and extensive experience to provide retailers with solutions on network modelling and optimisation, inventory management and optimisation, transportation optimisation and simulation.

We are here to partner with you on your journey of visualisation, analysis and optimisation of your business.

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BMA helps companies visualise, analyse and optimise their key decisions. Let's talk about how we can help you to make the best decisions for your business.

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