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Process optimisation in logistics
Analysis, optimisation and implementation
Process optimisation in logistics should always refer to a holistic view of the logistical material, goods and information flows. Especially in manufacturing companies, logistics does not have the necessary relevance and is therefore often neglected. The opportunity to reduce costs and optimise service thus remains unused. Logistics is the driver of a company. Decisive competitive advantages can be achieved through process optimisation in logistics.
Before processes within logistics can be optimised, they must first be identified. Based on our process potential analysis, we create alternative processes and concepts and examine them with regard to potential for improvement. Derived from this, we define measures with the aim of implementing them quickly and with little effort.
Which method can be used to prioritise optimisation potential?
Measures are prioritised using our process potential analysis. Each process potential is clustered and evaluated. Within the evaluation, the costs and benefits of each potential are also compared. With this procedure, a sequence of optimisation potentials and a corresponding action plan can be derived.
We provide you with support throughout the entire process optimisation process
We are at your side throughout the entire process optimisation, from the start of the process to its implementation. In addition, we check the implemented measures for their effect, taking into account the following aspects:
- Are the physical processes being adhered to and carried out across the board in accordance with the specifications?
- What effects can be seen in the key figures?
- Are there still gaps between the defined measure and the current implementation?
- How are the new processes accepted by the operational staff?
Optimise processes efficiently and sustainably
Questions and answers around process optimisation
In order to optimise a logistical process / workflow, the processes must first be recorded or known (inbound and outbound). There are now various methods, procedures and also tools to analyse the processes in the next step. In the medium to long term, we recommend the use of a controlling tool (BI tool). For an initial evaluation of potential, we use our specially developed process potential analysis, in which we evaluate each process according to time and costs and compare corresponding savings potential.
The awareness of “improving processes” should be present in all business areas. Logistics (inbound as well as outbound) offers numerous optimisation potentials like hardly any other area, as the internal flow of materials and information logistics can be constantly optimised by means of innovative technologies and modern concepts. Decisive competitive advantages can be achieved through process optimisation. After all, you always want to be one step ahead and not be overtaken by your competitors.
The costs of process optimisation naturally depend on which measures are necessary to optimise your processes. Our analysis includes a detailed investment cost and return-on-investment calculation. The ROI is based on a process potential analysis, which we carry out in advance. Our aim is to identify process potentials that require a small and manageable investment but achieve a large impact.
Do you know the potentials within your logistics processes?
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