A leading non-alcoholic beverage company requested the services of Miebach Consulting in order to determine what their optimum national distribution network should be. The main goal was to reduce logistics costs of the company nationwide, considering all cost variables. Miebach conducted a study and proposed a solution that considered minimizing transport and operational costs in the different regions, supported projected growth, and improved the level of the service.
Identify ideal number of distribution centers and locations for each one
Analyze operations and associated transport expenses
Create methodology for evaluation and analysis of suggested scenarios
Reduced number of warehouses from 92 to 57, and eliminated 10 transfer centers
Achieved a 7% reduction in distribution costs
Improved processes by using standardized warehouse infrastructure