Optimize Your Warehousing & Inventory Management with Our Expert Consulting Services

We work closely with our clients to understand their optimal warehouse & distribution requirements. A well-designed warehouse, cross-dock facility or fulfilment centre is able to drive competitive advantage.

How can trace. help?

trace. can support businesses in understanding their optimal storage and cross-dock requirements by modelling demand to determine optimal capability, capacity and costs to meet required service levels. We undertake a range of sensitivity testing and work side by side with our clients to ensure that independent and objective advice is provided.

Across warehousing & distribution, trace. can support businesses in several ways, for example:

  1. Streamlining operations: Identify areas of inefficiency, recommend and implement process improvements.
  2. Cost reduction: Analyse operating expenses, identify, target & negotiate with suppliers and suggest cost-saving measures.
  3. Inventory optimisation consulting: Evaluate inventory levels, improve forecasting accuracy, and minimise stockouts.
  4. Technology implementation: Recommend and implement logistics management software, WMS, TMS, and other relevant tools.
  5. Supply chain management: Assess and improve the flow of goods and information between suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers.
  6. Network design: Optimise the distribution network, reducing transportation costs, and improving delivery times.
  7. Performance measurement: Establish key performance indicators and implement a tracking system to measure the success of logistics operations.
  8. Regulatory compliance: Ensure compliance with local, national and international regulations, avoiding potential penalties and disruptions.

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” — Sun Tzu

Driving improvements across your transport network not only helps with operating cost and service – but also sustainability.

When it comes to reviewing your distribution network, there could be opportunities for your business to optimise across cost, service and sustainability by reviewing:

1. Distribution providers – rates, routes, capabilities, coverage, etc.

2. Strategic partnership opportunities with current logistics providers or, risks if a fragmented set of providers, contracts & arrangements exists

3. Supply chain structure and network design more broadly to enable the future strategic ambitions of the business

Warehouse Layout Design: How to Optimise Your Space and Improve Efficiency

At trace. our warehouse design consultants understand the importance of warehouse layout design. They can provide key insights when it comes to optimising space and improving efficiency. Whether you are a FMCG, Manufacturing, Retail or Healthcare business, our warehouse design consultants and inventory consultants are here to help. A well-designed warehouse layout can help your business reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and improve customer satisfaction. Our warehouse automation consultants and inventory optimisation consultants will we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to optimise your warehouse layout design for maximum efficiency.

Effective negotiation of transport contracts is crucial for businesses to operate efficiently and effectively.

The process can be complex, requiring a thorough understanding of the market and an ability to identify the best deal for your business. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to benchmark and effectively go to market and negotiate a new transport contract.

We have access to our own internal benchmarking across a broad range of distribution providers – to review rates, capabilities, capacities, scale and optimisation of routes. In addition to internal benchmarking, we work closely and corroborate transport data-sets with a varietry of external sources available to us – including the CSIRO-TraNSIT database.

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We pride ourselves on being Australia’s benchmark boutique advisory firm specialising in supply & service chains. Our warehouse design and inventory management consultants provide you with effective solutions to better manage your organisation. We also offer consulting services in key areas such as: creating resilient and sustainable business models, operational planning, workforce scheduling, organisational design KPs, customer experience and more. Contact us to begin work on a supply chain strategy for your business today.

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