With omnichannel capabilities, you’re able to blend universal supply chain channels for a truly seamless supply chain. In fact, it gives you a multi-faceted means of getting the customer exactly what they need in a manner that is convenient to them. Storefront, distribution center, and online ordering processes become one overarching and integrated platform that fall within the structure created to enhance the customer experience when using this approach. For this to happen, it’s vital to integrate advanced technology into your current landscape to increase proficiencies across all active channels and personalize the purchasing experience for the customer.
4SIGHT has been directly involved in developing and growing performance improvement strategies with retail companies, direct-to-consumer (D2C) organizations, distributors, and technology providers. Our team’s extensive work experience in these fields has positioned 4SIGHT as a trusted advisor across the industry. Our supply chain transformation projects range from small, single-store businesses to multi-billion-dollar operations. Our clients benefit from the collective experience and expertise gained from being at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and improvement processes.
Many companies today outsource their logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to focus on their core competencies. They can enjoy the benefits 3PL providers offer in terms of cost reduction, productivity, profits, and improvement of their service quality. A 3PL can perform some or all of your logistics functions.
4SIGHT has extensive experience working with many of today’s leading 3PL companies. We can provide valuable insights into the 3PL market and its participants, as well as a highly structured methodology for executing a formal 3PL Request for Proposal (RFP).
The focus of the 4SIGHT Logistics Network Optimization exercise is to evaluate supply chain and logistics network design with the primary objectives of minimizing total logistics costs (transportation, facilities, inventory) while maximizing for service-level requirements.
This optimization work should be considered among the most strategic of all supply chain and logistics initiatives. It should involve your senior executives as the result of the exercise can have a significant impact on both your operational costs and potential capital investments in equipment and infrastructure.
Evaluating and selecting the right supply chain automation technology is a complex process that’s critical to developing and maintaining highly efficient and competitive operations. 4SIGHT’s consultants and engineers have deep experience in facility layout and design as well as material handling equipment for new distribution facilities, brownfield sites, and existing DCs. We invest in keeping our consulting and engineering staff up to date on the latest automation technologies and equipment as well as the types of operations in which they can be successfully applied. We’ll work closely with your team on a business case analysis to determine the most effective way to leverage today’s state-of-the-art automation options for more efficient operations and lower costs.
To drive ongoing success and dramatic supply chain efficiency gains, companies need to adequately address the reality that physical processes, such as warehousing, transportation, and manufacturing, have to be much more closely aligned and synchronously planned and managed along with other ‘virtual’ supply chain processes. These virtual processes include sales operations, demand forecasting, replenishment planning, supply planning, and procurement across the extended supply chain.
The latest phase of control towers builds on the automation tools by letting machine learning examine historical data of how the supply chain has operated to offer insights on where rules and thresholds can be reset. Additionally, vendors are working on capabilities that provide prescriptive actions based on anticipated issues that could impact the supply chain.