For Paccar, Argusi analyzed the organization of spare parts. Over thousand different suppliers deliver parts which are kept in stock in distribution centers in Europe. The parts can vary from a simple filter or brake to a whole engine, and therefor vary substantial in value, size and weight.
Argusi was asked to check what optimization possibilities exist. The current flows on SKU-level were mapped and the costs for handling, packaging, kitting and transport per location. The optimization was done with Supply Chain Guru and a dashboard was created in Tableau to compare the different scenario results. The study showed that costs could be saved in the transaction between suppliers to distribution centers without having impact in the service to customers.