Supply Chain Solutions
Supply Chain Solutions
Act2Vision Supply Chain Solutions
Providing Expertise and Technology to your Supply Chain
Warehouse Management and Physical Distribution are important flow control activities in an organizations supply chain network. These activities have major influence in determining the degree to which total customer service level is achieved.
The customer base, level of inventory, the need for optimization of inventory, time compression in the supply chain and the overall customer service levels should be considered when deciding on type, location and size. The location and numbers of warehousing and distribution management have major impact on corporate performance and profitability.
- Process and Supply Chain Network analysis (Supply Chain Apps)
- Warehouse Health Check – scan/audit
- Customer bases studies
- Supply chain costs breakdown structure
- Network costs studies and visualization
- Benchmarking, location selection and RFP guidance
- Fourth party Logistics Solutions (4PL) consulting
Supply Chain Solutions Program / Project / Research
Fourth and Fifth Party Logistic Model (4PL, 5PL).
Manufacturers using Fourth Party Logistic Models (4PL) do not only outsource the organization of its logistic tasks to third parties, but also the management thereof. Fourth party logistic service providers often check the entire supply chain. The organizational and executive activities are again often outsourced to other parties. Fourth party logistic service providers often have no means of transport and warehouses (non-asset based logistics). The fourth party logistic role demands intense involvement from the service supplier in the client’s business activities. After all, not only does the latter outsource the execution but also the monitoring of the logistic processes. The short-term thinking with collaboration agreements purely based on cost-related reasons is replaced with long-term.
Fifth Party Logistic Models (5PL) are applied when the switch is made from supply chains to supply networks. A fifth party logistic service provider guarantees the management of networks of supply chains. The industrial actor hires third parties for the supply of strategic, innovative logistical solutions and concepts. A fifth party logistic service provider develops and implements, preferably in close consultation with the client, the best possible supply chains or networks.
4PL and 5PL can be linked to Total Costs of ownership, MRO, Asset Management and Life Cycle Services