As companies source components from emerging low cost regions, supply chains expand thousands of miles across multiple continents. Selection and implementation of the right logistics strategy becomes an increasingly more challenging and important component to overall cost. Designing and facilitating the movement of materials from suppliers to manufacturers and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers has major implications for resources, cost and customer service.
We know how to balance the trade-offs between transportation modes, service providers, freight consolidation and geographical service locations to deliver the required level of service at the lowest cost. Argo helps its clients optimize the logistics network so that it operates as a seamless extension of the company. We achieve sustainable benefits in transportation costs, inventory levels, asset utilization, fill rates and customer service.
For businesses reliant on heavy assets, an effective enterprise asset management program focused on people and operational improvement can significantly improve asset utilization rates while reducing long-term capital costs. In our experience the greatest asset utilization improvements come from changes at the shop level and the involvement of the employees working there. Read our white paper Improve Asset Utilization and Reduce Costs Through Better Enterprise Asset Management to learn the four steps of EAM implementation and how to realize the benefits of an effective EAM initiative.