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The Supply Chain Engineers

From Indianapolis to Shanghai and beyond, we provide supply chain solutions based on integrating consulting and engineering. For over 40 years we have built a proven international record of nearly 10,000 successful supply chain projects and solutions.

Our strategies and Implementations support clients in gaining and maintaining leading market positions, while enhancing their ROI.


Client driven services

The global Miebach Consulting network offers diverse solutions and client driven services. Our reputation stems from our expert team's proven capability to deliver thought leadership within complex projects.

Our objective is to deliver the most-effective strategies and solutions that lead to benchmark supply chains.

News25 May 2022

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Study Urban Logistics: New concepts for more flexibility and sustainability

The rapid growth of e-commerce and the associated increase in shipments is leading to increasing traffic and environmental pollution in cities. The new trend study on the topic of "Urban Logistics" by Miebach Consulting in cooperation with the global real estate advisor JLL and the Research Lab Urban Transport (ReLUT) of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences shows that companies are rethinking their delivery concepts to cities and want to break new ground. Urban logistics concepts are in the spotlight The companies participating in the study want to use new concepts for urban logistics in the future. In the view of the respondents, the main reasons for redesigning urban logistics are customer-oriented aspects such as service improvement, rising customer demands and the increase in flexibility and use of synergy effects necessary for this, as well as the anticipated shortage of delivery capacity. In addition, the need for flexible delivery concepts for pop-up stores is seen. The aspect of sustainability, which is constantly gaining in importance, also plays a decisive role for the companies in this context. Air and noise pollution caused by delivery traffic are also reasons for new urban concepts. Urban consolidation centers and micro hubs in demand A large proportion (approx. 70%) of the companies participating in the survey can imagine using urban logistics concepts such as urban consolidation centers (UCC) and micro hubs in particular in the near future. In addition to these, other concepts such as pick-up stations are seen as a future trend. From the respondents' point of view, UCCs are primarily considered for the storage of products required at short notice and fast-moving items, as well as for improved transshipment options. This makes them particularly suitable for reducing traffic congestion in cities due to delivery traffic and reducing the carbon footprint by reducing the distance freight travels through route optimization and the use of e-mobility and white label delivery. A micro hub is particularly being considered for improved transhipment capability. Different approaches to solutions for the real estate market The requirements for logistics real estate in urban areas are multifaceted and often differ from those for conventional logistics real estate. Due to the scarce availability of free space in urban areas, market participants have to open up to new concepts. Here, not only the conversion of existing space offers a good opportunity, but also the development of new real estate concepts. From a real estate perspective, multimodal logistics platforms and last mile fulfillment centers in particular are considered to be of high or very high importance. Due to the great competition from other types of use such as residential, office, and retail, mixed-use projects in existing and new buildings are also seen as an important solution. Challenges of urban logistics strategies Despite the increasing shipment volumes and urban customers as well as some innovative techniques and concepts, the profitability for urban logistics concepts is not always given. The challenges of new urban concepts are mainly in the areas of legal framework, profitability, cooperation between partners and infrastructure & resources. "To overcome these challenges, the cooperation between the actors should be strengthened and cooperations or partnerships should be formed. A legal assurance and suitable framework conditions set the framework for the implementation. In addition, financial incentives, a cost promotion as well as financing possibilities could represent further success factors” – according to study leader Professor Dr. Bernd Mueller Dauppert, Miebach Consulting GmbH. The complete results of the report can be requested free of charge under this link or by e-mail to Ralf Hoffmann (hoffmann@miebach.com).

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What we do

What we do

Global supply chain consulting meets engineering: We design and implement state-of-the-art supply chains and are one of the world’s largest consulting and engineering enterprises in this field. We develop sound strategies and execute successful solutions for network structures, processes...

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How we work

How we work

Three main steps determine our plan of action: We take the time to understand our client’s long-term business and logistic objectives. We translate these objectives into the future requirements of the client’s supply chain. From there, we develop the best strategy to achieve our client’s...

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Leadership

Leadership

The reputation and capability of any consulting firm rests solely on the shoulders of the individuals with whom the client entrusts their projects. Below are the highly respected persons who help lead, develop, and guide our teams on a local and global level.

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History

History

Miebach Consulting was founded 1973 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s proven international record of successfully implemented projects and solutions exceeds 10,000. With now more than 350 employees, Miebach is one of the leading supply chain focused consulting and engineering companies.

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Alliances

Alliances

Miebach Consulting actively designs the supply chain for the customers of today and tomorrow. We refine Supply Chain Management together with interdisciplinary alliances with businesses, non-profit organizations, associations and scientific institutes of various disciplines. Extract of...

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Services

Services

Plan. Design. Implement.

Our services span the complete supply chain. We develop concepts that define the integration of all relevant services. Upon these concepts our consultants and engineers plan, design and implement network structures, effective processes and sustainable installations.   Companies dependent upon the seamless operation and successful performance of their supply chains need prospective solutions. Therefore, our service model is built on main pillars that offer the integration of different capacities: Supply Chain Transformation, Engineering & Implementation, Operational Excellence, Digital Supply Chain and Sustainability. Our services are centered on a holistic approach. We consider our client's strategy, business process and logistics as equally important parts of a prospective supply chain concept.

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Locations

Locations

Across all regions

Over 400 consultants in 22 countries around the world provide the knowledge and experience to aid clients in local, regional, and global projects.

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Forum Chemical Logistics 2022

Forum Chemical Logistics 2022

Top speakers from the chemical industry will present their projects at the Forum Chemical Logistics on 7-8 September 2022 in Ghent, Belgium. The event will be rounded off by a boat trip through the North Sea Port, as well as a networking evening in the opera in the historic old town of Ghent on the first day of the event. The event will be held in English. Miebach Consulting will be among the exhibitors and support the agenda with a key note. We look forward to your visit at our stand. Further information about the Forum Chemical Logistics 2022 can be found at the event's website.

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