We provide comprehensive support in transportation, leveraging our extensive experience designing, optimizing and managing transportation networks. We assist our clients seeking improvements from a quality, efficiency and cost perspective.
Our client portfolio covers a wide range of sectors – from dry, fresh and frozen food, consumer packaged goods (CPG / FMCG), automotive and industrial goods, manufacturers, to traditional and online retailers.
Graphene Partners has hands-on experience in FTL and LTL transportation optimization and solutions for efficient last-mile distribution such as direct-to-store delivery, Vanselling and home/two-man delivery. We have also worked with dedicated and 4PL solutions, cross-docking and inbound consolidation platforms.
Our engagement in the process includes:
Express Audit of Transportation Operations
Often the process begins with an express audit of the transportation operation. Our experts analyze the current situation and, using their in-depth knowledge and experience, select the best benchmark for a comparable transportation system to examine and capture gaps in quality and cost.
At this stage, we identify the feasible and actionable elements that can lead to quick wins and generic optimisation (“work better”), and where applicable, we present the opportunities laying in more in-depth process reorganisation (“work differently”).
Transportation Mode Optimisation
If the Express Audit indicates sizable opportunities by “work differently”, we assess the transportation network in-depth. After collecting detailed transactional data about good movements, we build a model that serves as a research tool for further analysis and recommendations. During the assessment, we compare the existing network with the best market practices and cost drivers. Among the recommendations, we select the optimal allocation of shipments between different transport models, such as :
- General cargo
- Dedicated network
- Inbound consolidation
- 4PL solutions
Own Fleet Optimisation
Our team supports clients with optimising utilisation of their owned/leased fleet and problems with drivers’ working time. We also help with the decision process of “make or buy” dilemmas by providing our clients with the comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO Model).
Transportation Tender Management and Contracting
We support our clients in the procurement and negotiation process with the carriers, fleet manufacturers and providers.
The Most Common Reasons To Consider Our Support
- Optimisation of service and costs
- Inefficient use of transport capacity and fleet
- Unsatisfactory distribution efficiency and on-time performance
- Enlarging/decreasing the distribution range
- Relocation or establishment of new warehouses or distribution centres
- Conducting negotiations related to the selection of a new provider
- Support the implementation or project management of recommended changes
- Shortage of drivers
- Problems with drivers’ working time
- “Logistics minimum” not optimal
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