Healthcare/Optical Manufacturer
Initial situation

  • Highly complex distribution network used
  • Lack of visibility and consistent data quality

Objective

  • Optimize distribution network for planned growth
  • Separate customer and replenishment orders
  • to avoid unnecessary freight spend

Agreed actions

  • In view of planned volume growth, identify strengths and weakness of current network
  • by simulating it within Polygon
  • Evaluate multiple alternative future scenarios

Results achieved

  • Optimized stock and replenishment levels to support a single central distribution centre
  • Direct delivery for urgent orders balanced with cost-effective transport for bulk
  • Significant reduction in inventory held and storage cost plus optimized freight costs

Key data

  • 35 carriers in Europe
  • Freight: € 6 million p.a.