Due to the globalization of markets and the international orientation of most businesses, planning and managing supply chain networks is becoming more complex. Global supply chain networks are often not planned systematically, but result from growth over time. This can lead to non-transparent material flows and cost allocations.
4flow plans supply chain networks according to individual requirements or adjusts them to align with new situations. This results in new structures and optimized processes.
Outdated distribution structures that have not recently been optimized from the bottom up often fail to meet current requirements. An increasingly broader product assortment with ever-shorter product life cycles calls for fast-responding supply chains. With consumer behavior changing and new distribution channels opening up, the process of distributing goods is becoming more complex.
With targeted actions, 4flow works with clients to reduce distribution costs while boosting delivery performance and improving product availability at the same time.
Logistics service provider selection
Successful businesses regularly assess their core competences and opt for the outsourcing of logistics functions. Companies should continuously reflect on whether the quality of the service they are receiving is adequate and whether the providers’ rates are still competitive.
4flow combines industry and process expertise in transportation, cross-docks, warehousing and value-added services. Typical results achieved by 4flow by re-tendering logistics services include significant cost savings, performance improvements and full transparency.