Reducing costs and increasing performance – you can only actively shape supply chains, realize lean processes, and guarantee maximum service quality if you know your network and its interfaces to other areas well and organize them efficiently. Existing logistics networks have an optimization potential of up to 20%.
Optimum networks: Less complexity, lower costs, more service quality
Most logistics networks are organically grown structures, which means that they are often not up to date: the current network perhaps no longer matches the sector, the customer structure, or the goods flows. The most important aims of logisticians and network managers are therefore generally reducing the complexity of the network, lowering the costs thereof, and still at least maintaining – if not improving – the service quality. To achieve this, a wide range of factors must be considered when reorganizing networks and transport routes, and their influence on one another must be evaluated. This is because no decision can be taken alone and in a linear fashion, as the mutual dependencies of the individual factors are too great.
To allow intelligent resource planning and needs-led use of equipment, special network planning know-how is required. Fraunhofer SCS has been accumulating this know-how for years. We can optimize your transport and logistics networks based on our own planning software, mathematical models, and years of experience, to give you the network you need right now: robust, efficient, and cost-effective.