Optrak has engaged in 100+ bespoke logistics consultancy engagements to both Optrak clients and external organisations across multiple industry verticals, on projects ranging from implementation and process design to detailed operational cost modelling and strategic direction analysis.
Working with internal resources and in association with our academic partnerships, including higher education establishments such as the University of Cambridge, University of Lancaster, University of Portsmouth and Heriot Watt University, as well as professional organisations such as the OR Society and CILT, Optrak Consultancy has delivered research and recommendations that have saved organisations millions of pounds worth of savings.
We emphasise transparency and clarity in our work; providing clear, honest insight into our processes and results throughout the modelling process so they understand and engage with their data and scenarios better moving forwards.
Solving Your Challenges:
Services We Offer
Whether you are an existing Optrak user or an external company, we can provide consultancy services on your logistics operations and business strategy, including but not limited to:
- Detailed analysis and actionable insight on existing distribution infrastructure and optimisation challenges.
- Cost modelling to map future product/order demand against existing operational capacity
- Strategic data modelling, focusing on business decisions such as:
- Fleet reduction and transformation
- Cost-to-serve and capacity for onboarding new customers
- Expansion plans, including new depot construction and resource reallocation
- 3rd party carrier outsourcing
Please contact us to see how we can help you with consultancy projects.
Working both with its own customers and the wider logistics industry across the globe, Optrak brings these operations best practices into its consultancy services, working with major 3PLs and companies such as DHL, Brenntag, Kuehne and Nagel, BP, Shell, Veolia, SARIA, Menzies and Bidfood to improve both their operational planning and strategic direction.
Optrak Consultancy leverages the Optrak4 strategic product functionality, providing our consultants with ready access to industry-leading strategic planning and optimisation technology. This allows us to more quickly rationalise and model your logistics issues and needs – driving insights from the consultancy engagement.
With over 30 years of logistics operations and distribution experience and deep ties with academic institutions including the University of Cambridge, University of Lancaster and Heriot Watt University, Optrak Consultancy, led by Tim Pigden, Managing Director, sits at the forefront of Operations Research (OR).
“The punctuality and efficiency of our deliveries demonstrates our commitment to quality and customer service excellence. At Reynolds, we have always used proven technology to support our business. Central to this has been the long term partnership with Optrak4, to integrate its leading vehicle routing solution into our overall supply chain.”
Joe Reynolds, Managing Director at Reynolds
“Optrak gives us more delivery flexibility and is a great system to use. It has actually revitalised our planning operation at Fuchs. The investment in a world class vehicle routing system demonstrates our commitment in ensuring that we deliver the best possible service to our customers whilst keeping costs down. I firmly believe no other routing package can deliver the same benefits as Optrak.”
Darren Bourne, Distribution Manager at Fuchs UK
Kuehne and Nagel
“Optrak4 offered a more cost effective and personalised system that catered for our particular requirements and the decision to use an advanced routing and scheduling system has been fully justified by the benefits that Kuehne + Nagel has achieved. We have greatly improved the time we spend on planning and Optrak generates very efficient transport runs for a very complex daily transport operation.
Furthermore, thanks to Optrak4, we can meet the requirement to deliver next day to any location throughout the UK. We generally achieve 97-98% of this target on a daily basis. Optrak4 can plan effectively for consignments of any shape and size as long as we have the right information such as vehicle types, driver working times and product details for example.”
Chris Donaghue, Senior Transport Supervisor at Kuehne + Nagel
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