In returns management, companies often focus on defective products or reverse logistics transportation, yet the entire reverse supply chain is critical to streamlining operations.  The combination of returned physical product and the accompanying information flow can unlock significant value and improve overall performance.  Spinnaker’s supply chain design experts use cutting edge analytic solutions to optimize your supply chain network to determine:

  • Optimal returns center and redistribution locations
  • Freight mode and service level optimization
  • Product flow strategies to balance capacity use and minimize cost

Our approach uses a proven and powerful supply chain modeling techniques to determine the optimal structure of the reverse supply chain network. These capabilities allow you to analyze product recalls, end-of-life, end-of-service, surplus assets, and liquidated products to reduce inventory costs and streamline the end-to-end supply chain.

Spinnaker’s practical approach to network design blends sophisticated modeling and analysis with creative thinking and years of experience to deliver pragmatic solutions to supply chain challenges. Spinnaker leverage Supply Chain Guru® by LLamasoft to provide supply chain modeling and optimization services for our clients.  We also leverages partnerships with LLamasoft, JDA, and SAP to provide cutting edge modeling solutions.  In addition to these partnerships, our consultants have experience in other network optimization tools such as IBM/Logic-tools, SAP/SmartOps, and Oracle SNO.