Supply chain modelling - for success "by design"

SDZ GmbH assists companies in the targeted design of their supply chains. The key features of our approach include:

  • a holistic understanding of the supply chain in terms of performance and cost, also in light of legal aspects (relating to tax, customs duties etc.)
  • design of an efficient supply chain structure in case of variations in product mix or market coverage, regional expansion or integration of additional organisational units
  • analysis and scenario-based evaluation of growth options at the crossroads of market requirements and existing supply chain structures
  • determination of a service and cost-optimised location structure for the supply chain by modelling and simulating alternative structures
  • identification of short-term cost-saving potential within the supply chain organisation in tandem with the most effective potential-tapping measures, without compromising service quality
  • maximum exploitation of the potential afforded by the transport organisation through implementing the most effective measures to optimise delivery structures and route planning

Optimisation of your supply chain

Our experts will be committed to consulting and supporting you in the design and optimisation of your supply chain structure. To this end, we will first of all address and measure the complexity of your value-adding processes, whereupon we will systematise and structure them with a view to developing the building blocks for your holistic supply chain design. By the way, our thorough analysis will help you to not only improve your quality and delivery capability, but will also enable you to reduce capital lockup.

Computer-based models

In order to be able to take due account of all these aspects in the design of supply chain networks and to measure their impact in case of future market fluctuations, we establish computer-based models of our clients’ supply chains. This procedure enables us to review and compare different design alternatives for a variety of business cases and to ask the right questions:


  • How will the future supply chain behave in a dynamic market and competition environment?
  • What delivery service can the supply chain ensure? What overall cost is the supply chain expected to generate?
  • What is the cost savings potential?
  • And how can it be attained?