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Chemical Manufacturer Optimizes its Supply Chain Network After a Merger

Consolidating a Supply Chain Network Following M&A

A leading chemical manufacturer was looking for an easy-to-use solution to rightsize its supply chain network following a large merger.

Challenge

This company saw an opportunity to re-look at the newly combined supply chains and identify ways to reduce costs, improve service levels and pinpoint operational efficiencies. Before the merger, there were two separate supply chains with a great deal of overlap and redundancy. They realized that they could keep select locations from both networks to arrive at an optimal supply chain design. They were looking for software to gain visibility into the network and make quick, data-driven recommendations to senior leadership. They needed an easy to use solution to understand trade-offs, evaluate scenarios and gauge the potential impact on their business.

Solution

They chose AIMMS Network Design for its usability, affordability and speed to get to results.

Results

The planning team was able to map their network and evaluate different scenarios within the first week. The insights from the software enabled them to engage with the business and have meaningful what-if discussions. They identified millions in savings by optimizing combined operations, while maintaining high service levels. The analysis also uncovered some new market opportunities they had not anticipated.

Supply Chain Brief