As its current distribution center reached capacity, an apparel company was faced with a critical decision: How to structure their future network in the current omni-channel environment. Miebach Consulting was contracted for the design of the future network and extensive data analysis along with interviews of key customers who laid the framework of design requirements. Through network modeling, Miebach helped the client determine if new facilities should be specialized or omni-channel.
Determine the optimal number of warehouses and their geographical location
Establish the roles for any additional network nodes
Identify the trade-off between cost and service level
Inmproved service level of demand within 2 days transit time by 30%
Provided sizing and operational cost estimates for potential future facilities
Developed road map for realization the network strategy