A large grocery wholesale group asked Hatmill to help them provide a more flexible supply chain as their distribution network wasn’t effectively responding to their customers’ needs.
The result: Hatmill modelled a larger distribution network to accommodate the client’s future growth plans.
Hatmill were asked to offer a solution to help the client provide a more flexible supply chain, allowing them to react more effectively to their customers’ changing delivery requirements for fresh and short shelf life items as well as direct delivered services .
- The client was facing capacity constraints at its national ambient and chilled distribution centres
- Branches were holding an excessive amount of stock due to localised ordering, infrequent supplier deliveries and inaccurate systems
- Built a stock model at sub-category level and engaged with suppliers to understand the financial benefits of centralised deliveries
- Combined the stock model with the business plan model to create a supply chain dataset
- Flowed the supply chain dataset through a number of network options which led to a preferred option being identified.