Supply chain & logistics solutions
We are at the forefront of supply chain trends, focused on delivering top-down supply chain strategy and ground-up execution to help you save time, reduce costs, improve services and minimize risk.
Determine industrial facility size requirements
The Right Size Assessment tool helps determine the optimal building size, based on specific storage needs like racking, pallet height, clear height and aisle width. It provides confidence in knowing you're searching for the right size building prior to touring the market. Key capabilities include:
- Custom warehouse scenarios to support unique storage and operations needs
- Interactive clear height comparisons
Distribution network modeling in real time
Learn about our latest supply chain technology tool, the Network Analysis Calculator, which models your distribution network in a matter of minutes. Answer top supply chain network questions, such as:
- How many distribution centers should we have, and where?
- How do we get closer to our end consumer?
- How do we decrease delivery times?
Evaluate your supply chain network and provide the information needed to make the most informed long-term decisions. Assess cost- and service-related tradeoffs of various networks. Receive fact-based recommendations from our analysis on how best to service your clients at the lowest cost.
Map inventory flow, positioning, and true carrying costs. Leverage leading modeling tools to develop process improvements, accurate lead-time forecasting models and service-level analyses. Strike the optimal balance between service and inventory levels.
Transportation cost reduction
Identify opportunities to save on transportation, such as modal allocation, lane efficiency, available capacity and alternative transportation solutions.
Develop a strong grasp of your specific operational objectives, service requirements and various business drivers. Conduct a multi-step elimination process for your location selection. Look at the most optimal site and analyze its cost/service tradeoffs with an objective approach.
Conduct tailored assessments of your facilities and supply chain networks, including a warehouse audit focused on layout, design, lighting, racking and material handling equipment. Learn whether or not your location is the right one and the costs/benefits associated with adding locations.
3PL outsourcing strategy
Bring unique market insight and sound decision-making to your outsourcing process. Analyze supply chain operations to help decide whether to make versus buy or outsource versus own/lease. Make informed decisions that support operation objectives and maximize savings.
Facility design and implementation
Analyze facility layout and design, cube utilization, automated material handling, product flow, truck flow, trailer parking configuration, as well as and security and theft prevention strategies. Vet each aspect of a master plan with rigorous business case evaluation and risk assessment.
Strategy through execution for Volkswagen
“From day one, JLL had a very strategic approach and took the time to understand our business and culture—translating our operational needs into the right overall solutions for us.”
Location selection for Vente-Privee.com
“JLL is our supply chain advisor since the beginning of Vente-Privée. They have set up and implement our logistics and are still with us to improve it.”
Network modeling expertise for Akzo Nobel
“JLL was able to complement our project team with specific tools, proven methodologies, and the supply chain optimization modeling skills to provide a fact-based, objective analysis to support our long-term direction and decision making process.”
Manufacturing and distribution site selection for New Belgium Brewing
“We needed a firm to help us locate a site for our new 200,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility, and JLL delivered. Their strategic approach involved analyzing the business elements of logistics, labor, real estate and tax incentives for our new $115 million brewery, and layering on our cultural commitments to sustainability within a livable/workable community. In the end, we found the perfect place where we can have it all. JLL helped New Belgium Brewing balance the needs of our customers, our company, our coworkers and their families; that’s real value.”