Logistics 
Design

Contact us to know more about how our specialist Supply Chain Consultants can help you in designing optimised solutions for your business needs.

Logistics design services help you to move from strategy to realisation. We work with your team to design the most optimal solutions and bring them to life

The design of a new warehouse or redesign of an existing warehouse facility.

We can evaluate a range of technology options from manual to mechanised and highly automated, to determine which option meets your financial and strategic objectives.

Our data-driven approach ensures that all design assumptions are well grounded to support the delivery of a solution that is fit-for-purpose and practical.

Clients can expect a preferred concept with CAD layout, transition plan, equipment schedule and input into a business case for Board approval.

BoxLogic can support the end-to-end delivery of the project with ongoing detailed design, testing and implementation support, if required.

Warehouse automation is the use of technology to perform warehouse processes that would have previously been done by a person.

Processes for automation can include individual tasks such as AGVs moving pallets from point A to point B; stretch wrapping pallets; up tofully integrated systems that de-layer pallets on inbound for putaway into an ASRS, retrieved for customer orders and stacked into a rollcage for despatch – all with barely a single human intervention.

We can accurately evaluate the costs and size of a wide range of solutions to identify the most appropriate technology for your storage and order profiles.

Our experience in this area allows us to assess the business case of investment in automation before engaging the vendor base.

Our independent status means that it is in our interest to advise whether a more manual solution is appropriate for your operation.

Clients can expect a preferred concept with CAD layout, transition plan, equipment schedule and input into a business case for Board approval.

BoxLogic can support the end-to-end delivery of the project with ongoing detailed design, testing and implementation support, if required.

The design or redesign of national, continental or global logistics networks to optimise the flow of products from supplier to warehouse to customer.

We use a tried-and-tested approach starting with baselining your inbound and outbound flows.

Based on your existing infrastructure and strategic requirements, we model a range of options based on different configurations (e.g. NDC, RDC and cross-docking sites and fulfilment options)

We produce bespoke models to assess the costs and service levels of each option rather than use black-box technologies, so that our output can be fully interrogated and explained.

Once a preferred concept becomes identified, we develop this further to feed the inputs into a business case for Board approval.

The essential stage of any investment project is to prove that the benefits will outweigh the costs in an acceptable period.

Our experience of designing and delivering numerous logistics transformation projects makes us valuable, independent arbiters of our client’s business cases.

Throughout the review, we will challenge the optimism of assumptions and benefits to provide confidence that the business case is realistic.

The tendering process is a core element of the procurement of materials handling equipment (MHE) or logistics services

This starts with the production of a Request for Information (RFI) to assess the level of interest and prepare vendors for the opportunity, followed by a full Request for Quotation (RFQ) documentation

Our structured management process provides the vendors with the appropriate level of information to produce a full and accurate quotation

Through vast exposure to tendering 3PL, 4PL, WMS and MHE solutions to the market on behalf of our clients, we offer a thoroughly robust and fair process, as well as strong links with the vendor base

Following on from tender management of logistics services or MHE, a preferred vendor is selected and the terms of a contract agreed, which forms the foundation of a partnership

Using a structured approach to compare the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each vendor’s proposal, we can demonstrate that a fair and traceable decision process has taken place

After selection, we can support the client through the contracting process to agree terms that best safeguard the client’s interests in performance measurements, roles and responsibilities, and costs, to build the appropriate conditions for the relationship to flourish