The consulting services by Van Looy Group are aimed at identifying and quantifying improvements in the customer’s logistics chain. Current processes in the logistics setup are evaluated and while linked to the customer’s growth scenarios, the optimal mix of economy, flexibility and reliability is elaborated.

Common elements in our consulting services


Data analysis

The as-is situation of the customer’s logistics setup is drafted based on master data and order line information. Trends in order profiles, seasonality, SKU correlations, operational productivities, … are analysed.

Master plan study

A master plan study records considerations and decisions about the spatial planning of the company site. The latter is to be based on the corporate medium and long term planning and prevents short term decisions from hindering future completion of logistics or technical needs.

Feasibility study

To-be scenarios are defined, quantified and compared. The net present value of the related OPEX and CAPEX cashflows is calculated for the different logistics setups. Specific Rate-Of-Return and payback values help in corporate management’s decision making. Extensive sensitivity analyses answer important ‘what-if’ questions and quantify the level of resilience and flexibility of the different logistics concepts.

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Concept design

Concept designs are drawn in technical support of the feasibility study. Hence, parallel to the economic feasibility also the technical feasibility of the different logistics concepts is to be evaluated and proven.

Statement of requirements (SOW)

The statement of requirements defines the requirements for the detailed engineering of the selected logistics concept. The SOR document contains the user, functional and technical requirements of the new logistics concept for the logistics systems, technical utilities and construction.

Logistics simulation

Logistics simulations are built to investigate the technical feasibility and to quantify the risks and opportunities of the logistics solution design. The majority of the simulations that is built by Van Looy Group is based on Discrete Event Simulation (DES). Monte Carlo analysis is used to quantify the financial up- and downside. 

Network (re-)design

The supply chains of tomorrow are expected not only to be cost efficient, but also to be resilient, reliable, accurate and transparent. Using a quantitative approach we determine together with the customer the optimal number of nodes, the assignment of the production- and storage functions and the allocation of the right inventory levels. 

Tendering and selection 3PL/LSP partner

Benchmarking and determining rates for outsourcing logistics operations based on activity-based costing and a realistic overhead budgeting. On top we organize and facilitate competitive design procedures to distil a best-of-breed logistics 3PL/LSP solution design. 

Interim project management

Implementing newly improved logistics processes or the construction of a highly mechanized DC request for specific competencies which we make available ad interim. Strongly motivated profiles with a track record in logistics engineering and project management boost your logistics project.

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