Regional Operations Managers: How can you optimize your network by mutualizing depots?
As a Regional/National Operations Manager, the issue of the number of depots needed to cover a given geographical area is crucial: capitalize on a large network of depots or reduce the number?
The challenge is to find the best trade-off between last-mile operations cost and depots management cost, which have a major impact on the profitability of parcel delivery companies.
But picking the best option is not an easy tasks, as short and long term impacts of this choice on day-to-day operations is really hard to anticipate. This is why such a strategic decision must be based on reliable data and simulations.
This use case answers the following questions:
- How can I optimize my depot network?
- Is a better dispatch of the territory possible?
- Can I use only one depot to carry out all the deliveries of several depots?
- What is the best trade-off on the number of depots and their location?