From start to finish: supply, brew, filter, ferment, pack and distribute.

This network optimization project has been conducted in cooperation with the global supply chain performance team of Heineken, located in Zoeterwoude (NL). This team is responsible for optimizing and rationalizing the logistics network and solving S&OP problems. During the project, the full production- and distribution network for the region West-Europe on SKU-level has been modeled.

 

Heineken had four goals with this project: increasing transparency, answering both strategic and tactical business questions, and building the capability within the Heineken team. Analysts were trained at Heineken to use and update the models themselves, to calculate scenarios and upload data.

 

The model contains sourcing, production (brewing, filtering, fermenting and packaging) and transport (inbound, outbound and intercompany). The model uses transactional, financial, capacity and master data of the Heineken core IT systems to support both tactical and strategic optimization decisions. Examples are optimal product allocation and volume distribution based on the existing and future network structure.

 

In a subsequent project, we supported Heineken in the implementation of both Eastern-Europe and Asia networks to the model as well. Success factors of this project are: the ability to model the production process in great detail, the decentralized approach of country after country validation, the early adaption of tools, thorough project management, and the sound data validation process.

Used tools and techniques:

Several projects of the last years. An overview:

Cisco

Cisco

Global footprint optimization and capability building.

 

Wavin

Wavin

Production footprint optimization and transportation optimization.

 

Medtronic

Medtronic

Post-merger support, supply chain synergy and transportation optimization.

 

Ricoh

Ricoh

Outbound transportation network optimization.

 

DPD

DPD

Strategic capacity planning, tactical depot optimization and operational route optimization.

 

Heineken

Heineken

End-to-end production and supply chain optimization.

 

Tata Steel

Tata Steel

Outbound transportation network optimization.

 

Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad

Footprint rationalization and transportation support.

 

Paccar

Paccar

Inbound optimization on SKU-level in spare parts.

 

Fujifilm

Fujifilm

Supply chain network optimization in Europe.

 

Tyco

Tyco

Footprint optimization and inventory optimization.

 

Corbion

Corbion

Footprint optimization and multi-echelon inventory optimization North-America.

 

Pon Logistics

Pon Logistics

Warehouse performance and benchmark.

 

Ericsson

Ericsson

Support on China network footprint optimization.

 

Tata Steel OSL

Tata Steel OSL

Strategic on site logistics network optimization at IJmuiden.

 

PepsiCo

PepsiCo

PepsiCo EMEA supply chain data analytics training at Barcelona.

 

Zeelandia

Zeelandia

European footprint optimization and the development of a detailed model of production and distribution.

 

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