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Network Design

Bisham Consulting are experts in Network Design. We provide practical and deliverable recommendations to improve your service and reduce your costs.

Transport Network Design: Overview

Bisham use several different propriety modelling tools to optimise transport network design for our clients. Whether you operate a dedicated fleet within one country, distribute regionally through various shared-user networks or across the globe using all the major transport modes; Bisham have the capability and experience to optimise your transport network.

Transport Network Design: How to maximise your profitability

For transport networks containing a significant element of own-fleet or dedicated sub-contracted resources PTV Optimiser, (formally DPS) or Paragon is used. For regional or global networks involving different modes, pallet or shared-use networks; Llamasoft’s Supplychain Guru, (formerly CAST Aurora) can be used.

  1. Do you believe your logistics networks, either for inbound or outbound flows are optimised?
  2. Is your physical logistics infrastructure, (e.g. warehouses, cross-docks etc), ideally suited to support an efficient network?
  3. Has your existing network organically evolved or has it been designed and if so how long ago was this done?
  4. What changes have occurred in your supply chain profile since then?
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Transport Network Design: Service Elements

  • Review Strategic Delivery Plans for existing own-fleet operations
    • Review existing planning processes and effectiveness
    • Use and set-up of existing planning applications
    • Optimisation of strategic transport plans
  • Physical Infrastructure Review and Potential Rationalisation
    • Review of physical logistics infrastructure and its locations
    • Scenario modelling – adding, closing or change in use of locations
    • Assessment of financial and service-level impacts
  • General "What-if" Scenario Modelling
    • Cost and service-level impacts of potential logistics changes
    • Delivery profile changes
    • New routes to market
    • Integration or synergy impacts of collaboration

Transport Network Design: The Client Benefits

Bisham’s consultants have conducted a wide-range of network optimization projects in the UK, Europe, US and globally. Benefits that have been delivered to our clients include:

  • New and Optimised Transport Network Design
    • Improving vehicle utilization through improved usage over the day & week
    • Maximizing vehicle fill will mean less wastage
    • More efficient sub-contracting strategy
    • Use of appropriate modes and shared-user networks
    • As a result, cost reductions will be obtained in the range 8% – 30%. This will depend on inefficiency levels in the network at project start.
  • Improved Planning & Resource Scheduling Capability
    • Introduction of improved planning processes, creating the capability to sustain optimization over the long term.
    • Improved mode selection
    • Intelligent use of sub-contractors
    • Use of Transport Management Systems
  • Modelled Costs for Different Potential Network Set-Ups
    • Improved decision-making based on total logistics cost modelling i.e. cost and service-level impacts of potential changes.
    • Improved budgeting of logistics costs

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