As a chemical company struggled to reduce costs, it found the need to minimize operating, transportation and holding costs while planning for business growth. Miebach Consulting's target was to create a masterplan that would accommodate both production and/or warehousing while maximizing the return on investment. The key was to consider all future contingencies, such as, flexibility, responsiveness, simplification of the supply chain, and limited expandability of areas to develop the optimal solution.
Outline from raw materials, through manufacturing and finished goods out
Develop layout alternatives that make best use of the available footprint
Identify and evaluate opportunities for outsourcing
Reduced transport and handling resulting in savings of $4 million per year
Long term, stepwise expansion strategy for all areas of the facility
Optimal material flow by segregating production from warehousing