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Introduction


The logistics plan is one of the business plan sections.

Logistics managers will find in this document a guideline for the elaboration of logistics plans. This example fits with distribution activities and allows:

  • Establish a description of the current situation
  • Identify and quantify the objectives
  • Describe the principal actions to be carried out in the next years

---> Recommended bibliography for Logistics Plan

 

Main data

 

General data

  • Turnover per year K€
  • Turnover at COGS per year K€
  • No. of branches end of year

 

Competitors

Market shares of your company (%)

Concentration: first three players in the market

  • Name of market leader - Market share in %
  • Name of 2nd in market - Market share in %
  • Name of 3rd in market - Market share in %

First three players in the market logistics flow

  • Description
  • Number of warehouses …

 

Suppliers

Suppliers concentration

  • No. of suppliers for 80% of purchases
  • % of no. of suppliers for 80% of purchases

 

Product families

Identify the % of total turnover related to all the product families.

Product family % of total turnover

 

Flows

Flows general breakdown

Identify the flow value and % through all distribution channels.

 

Flows characteristics by product family

Product family Flow annual value (COGS) Flow through warehouse (%) Average no. of items stored by branch Average no. of items stored by warehouse

 

Replenishment flow between branches, between warehouses

  • This kind of replenishment exists (y/n):
  • % of replenishment flow coming from other branches
  • % of replenishment flow coming from other warehouses

 

Customer delivery on behalf of other branches

  • Delivery on behalf of other branches exists (y/n)
  • % of delivery on behalf of other branches ______

 

Cross-docking – Direct from supplier

Warehouse

  • Part of flow which is delivered directly from supplier (in % of total flow via warehouse at COGS): ____
  • Part of flow which is delivered through cross-docking (in % of total flow via warehouse at COGS): ____

Branches

  • Part of flow which is delivered directly from supplier (in % of total flow via branch at COGS): ____
  • Part of flow which is delivered through cross-docking (in % of total flow via branch at COGS): ____

 

Warehouses

Site no. 1 2 3 4
Site location
Managed by 3rd party logistics provider (y/n)
Building owner / rent
Warehouse turnover at COGS
Products handled (product families) with % of outbound flow at COGS)
Surface [m²] Indoor
Outdoor
No. of pallet positions available
No. of items stored
No. of deliveries
No. of order lines delivered
No. of branches delivered
No. of employees

Inventory

 


Warehouses Branches Total
Stock level in € k€ k€ k€
Stock cover or Inventory turnover


Shrinkage (known and unknown) as % of stock sales (at COGS)

 

Recommended bibliography

 

 

Logistics Costs

 

Upstream transportation

Identify your costs and main transport KPIs.

 

Warehouses costs

 

Site no. 1 2
Site location
Personnel


% of warehouse turnover

Equipment


% of warehouse turnover

Rent


% of warehouse turnover

Others


% of warehouse turnover

Total


% of warehouse turnover

 

Transport costs warehouses – branches

Site no. 1 2
Site location
Transportation warehouse - branches
% of warehouse turnover

 

Logistics costs in branches

Aggregated for all branches

 

% of turnover delivered through inventory
Personnel
Equipment
Rent
Others
Total

No. of logistics employees in branches: _ __

 

Downstream transportation

Transport costs in € _____

  • Internal transport costs (amortization HR and maintenance) in € _____
Personnel _____
Equipment (trucks) _____
  • External transport costs in € _____

Transport costs as % of delivered sales (COGS) _____

No of owned trucks _____

No of truck drivers employed by the company _____

 

Reverse Logistics

  • Transport costs in € _____
  • Transport costs as % of returned products value _____
  • Warehouse costs in € _____
  • Warehouse costs as % of returned products value _____

 

IT : logistics processes

Mark in the following table to which extend the different activities are covered by the IT and which systems covers the different activities.

Process Activity Covered by information systems IT Name
Not at all Not sufficient Good Very good
Logistics structure Optimized supply flow
Network structure
Procurement Logistics aspects of supplier management
Forecast / planning
Replenishment rules
Purchase order
Follow Up
Receiving
Inventory Inventory mgt. Rules
Warehouse organisation
Inventory management
Inventory locations
Obsolete inventory
Fulfil orders Transport resources
Transport rules
Transport allocation
Picking and delivery
Trucks follow-up / tracking

 

Logistics people

  • Availability of jobs description for these positions (y/n) ___
  • Logistics organization charts and identification of jobs description availability

Logistics projects

Identify the projects realization level for each logistics family

 

Process Activity Projects
Goal Scope Gain Planning
Activity control KPI and follow up process
Logistics structure Flow optimization
Network structure
Procurement and supply Collaboration and suppliers improvement
Forecast / planning
Replenishment rules
Order Management and Follow Up
Receiving
Invoice matching
Warehousing and Inventory Inventory mgt. Rules
Warehouse organisation
Inventory management
Inventory locations
Obsolete inventory
Product identification
Transportation Upstream transportation
Downstream transportation
Inter-branches transportation
Contract
Track and trace