Any supervisor can make periodic adjustments to their fleet routing with the help of a map, a pencil and some paper. With the operational experience, and know-how that already exists within your organization, creating one-time cost savings through these efforts shouldn’t be too difficult.
The problem is how to sustain these cost efficiencies over the long-term. Are you prepared to overhaul every aspect of your transportation planning and execution infrastructure? Are you ready to invest in the right purpose-built modeling tools and data analytics talent to enable the transformation? Note that any transportation strategy that doesn’t take full account of your execution-level constraints will create enough extra administrative work that any incremental cost benefits may well be wiped out.
At Transportation Management Group, we’re committed to helping our clients create the maximum value from their investments. As a firm that relies upon data-driven insights to power our transportation consulting services, we work hard to create quantifiable, consistent improvements in your transportation processes. Ultimately, we want to provide you with the tools you need achieve cost-efficiencies well into the future.
Before we can move towards the planning and implementation of a transportation strategy, we need to define your expectations and develop clear metrics for success. This understanding begins with an in-depth study of the interrelationships between your business processes, the data derived from these processes and the key stakeholder involved in decision-making and execution at each stage.
Throughout the course of our discovery we seek to maintain transparent communication with senior executives and informal leaders within your business.
Once we have gathered data sets, and understood your design requirements we can move towards building a workable plan. This requires a visualized model of your current end-to-end transportation process. This living, breathing model will serve as a reference point for identifying inefficiencies and identifying opportunities for improvement.
With these insights in hand, we should have a 360 degree view of the present and future challenges facing your transportation networks and logistics practices.
From here, we utilize the right modeling technologies to run a series of what-if analyses that can stress test specific transportation strategies. These scenarios could take into account everything from: cost and benefit analyses of acquiring a competitor, the potential impacts of adding a new distribution center, taking into account various transport options, consolidating fleets and shipping, expanding existing fleets, changes in the regulatory environment, and shifting delivery territories.
Each of these scenarios draw from a wealth of actual data that takes into account existing supply chains across your industry, as well as our own experience.
The best part about this process is that implementation never stops. The living models we develop can be constantly adjusted in light of unplanned events and developments. Our goal is to create innovative transportation strategies that can be embedded into your daily decision-making and activities..