Business specialists for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Consulting
Real benefits, improved profits
Creative logistics solutions raise a company's profitability by reducing inventories, increasing throughput and shortening lead-times. Maximizing these cost savings entails designing the optimum logistics system, precisely tailored to meet current operational needs and future corporate objectives.
Supply chain improvements
At Swisslog, we don't just talk about supply chain improvements - we implement them, measure them and refine them. When we design a logistics solution, we identify the key factors in an operation and assign benchmarks to them. These are real and measurable elements that contribute to a company's overall supply chain performance.
Evaluating an investment
The optimum logistics solution has to balance these measurable gains with cost efficiency. Swisslog's benchmarking calculations therefore include the investment costs of each logistics solution in terms of handling equipment, interest, depreciation, personnel as a function of throughput, maintenance and energy costs. Our powerful simulation tools allow us to test cost efficiency under a number of different growth scenarios. This means that the lifetime costs of the system are totally transparent before any decision to invest is made.
Operating costs form a much larger part of total lifetime costs than the purchase cost of a handling system. With genuine savings in terms of reduced manufacturing and warehousing space, fewer picking errors, reduced product damage, lower inventory and reduced energy and manpower requirements, Swisslog's logistics solutions deliver lower operating costs and reduced working capital.
Global provider of integrated logistics solutions for optimizing production and distribution processes.