An international cosmetics company found that distribution in the Hispanic Zone had become increasingly complex. They contracted Miebach Consulting to simplify material flows, especially with international shipments. The project required balance between direct full-container shipments and centralized hub distribution for low-volume SKUs shared across multiple countries. Care was taken to align all material flows with Free Trade Agreements to ensure maximum benefits.
Design distribution network to include all countries in the Hispanic Zone
Develop optimization model in Supply Chain Guru of LLamasoft
Create detailed inventory model for the region, from sourcing to distribution
Justified the business case for a new regional Hub
Savings of 15% on international network costs
Optimized network in consideration of regional supply planning structure