In logistics management, simpler is usually better. Fewer, more automated steps cut time and costs out of your supply chain. But getting to ”simple” takes work.
Our experienced logistics consultants work closely with your team to understand your process flows – either across the supply chain or within specific operations. Using the most sophisticated analysis tools available, including JDA’s full suite of i2® planning and optimization tools, we have helped companies:
- Determine the optimal number, location and size of distribution centers
- Consolidate warehouses after mergers and acquisitions
- Perform “what if?” analyses based on different strategy options
- Identify optimal sourcing strategies
- Identify potential savings from cross-docking, pool distribution, and other transportation strategies
Our logistics consulting services support comprehensive supply chain solutions. Unlike pure logistics consultants, G&P Logistics implements the supply chain solutions we recommend.
Maybe your business is booming and you’re overwhelmed by growth – how do you need to adapt? Maybe you’re trying to downsize and need to figure out where to make cuts – how do you simplify your processes smartly?
There’s too much at stake for you to simply guess at how to proceed. Let us be your trusted 3PL partner so that you can move forward with confidence. We have the experience and the know-how to provide the guidance and information you need – in a way that’s easy for you to understand and implement. Just a few of the logistics consulting services we offer:
Process evaluation: We’ll thoroughly analyze your supply chain, helping you identify areas that need work and showing you how to improve your efficiency. How it works? 1) Process mapping sessions with stakeholders, 2) Map “As Is” Process, 3) Note process disconnects and procedures that need standardization, 4) Design and agree on “To Be” Process and implementation schedule and tasks, 5) Continuous Process Improvement .
Cost analysis: We’ll analyze your inbound and outbound freight costs to determine if you are overspending. (This usually leads to a process evaluation, too!)
RFP administration: We’ll organize your RFP, distribute the RFP to carriers, and analyze the returned rates in order to award your lanes to the appropriate carriers, based on your list of criteria.
Rate negotiation: We’ll use a sampling of your freight data, including commodities and lanes, and present this information to a select group of carriers in order to secure discounts on shipping costs that are then applied to your freight.
Carrier compliance audit: We’ll identify if your core carrier base is up-to-date on insurance, safety, quality, legality and if they have any major issues you should be concerned about.
Strategic site evaluations: We’ll analyze your supply chain to determine if your warehousing and distribution centers are ideally located in relation to your imports, production facilities, and customer locations.
Shipment optimization & consolidation: We’ll evaluate your upcoming freight moves and combine orders to create multi-leg shipments for efficiency and cost savings.
As we’ve grown, we’ve helped our customers grow their businesses using our hands-on experience in logistics. We have a dedication to stellar service and integrity hard to find in 3PL companies. Trinity is more than logistics – we’re truly a partner in making your business the best it can be.