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