Design & Optimizationcase

Most supply chain visibility solutions are based on the idea of viewing what is happening "now" but this can only tell you part of the story. Without understanding what is likely to happen in the future, it's impossible to make strategic decisions that will have a positive impact on your business. The Supply Chain Solutions team takes supply chain reliability, responsiveness, and agility one-step further with predictive and prescriptive design modeling, optimization, simulation, and data analysis services.

Supply Chain Solutions gives you the opportunity to design sweeping changes to your supply chain without disrupting your operations or budget.  Visibility to the end-to-end performance of your supply chain can be achieved through the simulation of your physical supply chain in a virtual model, providing you insight to opportunities and understanding to the impact of change.  

We offer two approaches to modeling: Single Project Modeling and Persistent Modeling. Our persistent modeling service utilizes a digital twin approach to continuously view the performance of your supply through multiple lens' and eliminates the long road of establishing a baseline per project, saving you time and money.   



Modeling Approaches

There are two kinds of modeling approaches that affect supply chain solutions. Single Project Modeling is quoted based on hourly consulting rates, data received with project, and design focus. 

Persistent Modeling can be a subscription based digital twin service, with data received continually, and a Visibility + Design + Control focus. We have branded this as The Living Model


Flexible, Responsive Supply Chain Strategies

Ever-changing market conditions and strategies require supply chains to be reliable, responsive, and flexible. Expeditors’ Supply Chain Solutions group is comprised of experts in all aspects of supply chain management, data analysis, and modeling, who devote their time to helping customers extract higher levels of performance from their supply chains through a broad range of projects.

Our customers trust us to help them make data-based decisions with thoroughly considered risks and sensitivities that move them towards a best-in-class supply chain capable of meeting the complex challenges of today’s global marketplace.

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Neutrality & Data Privacy

Supply Chain Solutions is a carrier agnostic, neutral service. The only constraint to the alternate designs is based on your operational constraints, not ours. All data is private and exclusive. Access to the dashboards requires user authorization. Rest assured your information is guarded and the best outcome for your business is prioritized.







Insight to Impact

Our team is comprised of both data scientists and supply chain experts. With an approach to optimization that relies on both roles, we’re experts in applying design focused, model-based engineering to support your next optimization idea. We’ll help ensure the theoretical results can be applied in the real world.


Predicting the Supply Chain

We believe the customer is central to our solution, and we focus on their business needs. Through workshops and interviews, we listen, ask questions, and learn before we act. Whatever the project, we deliver the optimal solution.

Equally important, the solution will be a practical, deployable solution that our customer can execute. Our team strategy centers on driving enhanced capabilities to the front line of the company that is both practical and deployable


Creative Customized Platforms

Supply Chain Solutions relies on a technology platform that enables all facets of analytics, descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive, so that we can creatively customize each customers supply chain design requirements.



Modeling Services

Frustrated by recent disruptions and wondering if it can take the next shock? Let Supply Chain Solutions help you.

When the whole world seems in turmoil and you don’t know where to start, let our diagnostics pin-point hazards in the supply chain and identify ways to remove them.

Test you have the right design using the best locations to serve your customers on-time at the lowest possible cost.

Identify the best transport methods and optimize your assets to avoid stock outs or over supply of inventory.

Inadequate inventory management can effect your bottom line in write offs or lost sales. Avoid the pitfalls and determine the correct balance between stock and service levels.

Supply Chains are energy intensive and scope 3 emissions can be illusive to calculate across your supply chain. Our reporting will help you identify hotspots and opportunities to reduce them.

Sometimes the way things are done can sub-optimize your supply chain, adding inefficiencies and cost. We can provide neutral process reviews ranging from department level to full supply chain and identify the processes that need improvement.


Episode 1 | Supply Chain Resiliency: Disrupting Disruptions

In the first episode of The Expeditors Podcast, host Chris Parker talks with Ian Mallison, Expeditors' Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, to get a better idea of how supply chains have been impacted since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting shift in dynamics and relationships between service providers and their customers as all parties navigate change together.