Unlock savings in your supply chain
The more that’s asked of your supply chain, the harder it is to understand cost to serve impact. Just how much are business decisions and market dynamics costing you?
Through fact-led insights, we’ll help you identify the priority areas to focus on for profitable growth.
Cost to serve modelling is key to insight-led business analysis. From network optimisation and operational scenario planning, to range profiling, returns management and customer profitability analysis, it’s a complex picture. We’ll help to unravel your cost performance relative to competitors, alongside cost drivers and the potential impact of available change levers.
We can also help you with clear and fair charging of logistics services, with no stranded costs.
See the true cost of doing business
Beyond numbers, we translate your operations into actionable data, Bringing analytics to life with market insights. And harnessing all our experience to make it happen.
Digging into the relationship between expense and activity, we’ll build a clear picture of your cost base and its drivers. Identifying relevant costs, we’ll calculate true contribution and profitability, highlighting areas for focus. With analysis showing the impact of all your business choices, you can optimise every customer, proposition, product or channel review. Our findings can even inform commercial negotiations and KPI alignment.
Make sense of your external challenges and opportunities. With bespoke services and actionable data, we’ll give you insights into your services, markets, competitors, technology and more. This includes:
- Markets and geographical appraisal
- Partner or supplier assessment
- Competitor and sector analysis
- Route to market assessment
With today’s market challenges, the cost to serve has been amplified more than ever. In turn, it’s made cost versus customer service a real challenge. Yet it’s nothing our experience can’t help you reconcile with a fresh dimension and business modelling.
We quickly identify hidden factors, model scenarios, combine profitability with flexibility, and execute changes alongside you.
- Assess costs
- Improve cost to serve
- Enhance margin
- Ensure profitable products, services and routes to market
Create a clear journey to the optimal logistics network. Combine proprietary tools, operational experience and market insight to pragmatically balance geography and cost.
We improve the overall efficiency of your network, so that you can service your customers profitably both today and in the future.
- Improve service levels
- Robust, sustainable operations
- Optimise costs
- Reduce complexity and enhance visibility
- Improve capacity and asset utilisation
Find the insight hidden in your stock numbers. We use data, intelligent tools, operational knowledge and sector benchmarking to get the answers.
Not only defining your strategy around demand planning and forecasting. But also the business strategies based on demand planning and forecasting, stock holding levels, locations and flows. All to optimise your costs and deliver a healthy, smooth cash flow.
- Optimise inventory and flow
- Improve working capital
- Maximise stock availability
- Improve customer service
See how you’re performing against your peers, or what their proposition is compared to yours, and profit from it. Including your closest rivals and ‘best in class’ organisations, our benchmarking and audits will help you gain competitor advantage.
Drawing out the ‘so what’ for your business, we convert our real world knowledge into practical actions.
- Identify opportunities for reduced cost to serve
- Maximise performance
- Enhance profitability
- Access an impartial platform for targets and negotiations
Boost operational efficiency, cut down on wastage and fix unstructured processes.
Our independent review helps you identify countless ways to improve operationally, minimize wastage and fix unstructured processes.
Discover new opportunities to:
- Maximise operational effectiveness
- Improve efficiency and capacity
- Reduce cost to serve
- Enhance customer services
Latest news and
15 March 2023 | Neil Adcock
Do you know your cost-to-serve?
What cost-to-serve initiatives, strategies and investigations should businesses adopt to improve supply chain profitability?
14 February 2024 | Julian Burnett
The Red Sea shipping crisis and how to respond to perpetual volatility in global supply chains
When the Ever Given container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal back in March 2021, it blocked a vital route for global trade for just six days. Those six days led to a cascade of issues in supply chains, hitting a world that still hadn’t fully recovered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a small but significant example of how easily events can cause huge disruption around the world.
13 February 2024
Visku strengthens board for its tech-enabled, customer-focused future
Visku, the leading supply chain consulting and warehouse solutions provider, strengthens its leadership with key appointments. The move builds on Visku’s innovation credentials, positioning it for scale and growth.
7 February 2024 | Noel Hathorn
A new approach to the challenges of seasonal inventory management in warehousing
It’s the time of year for those working in the retail and manufacturing supply chain industry to reflect on their seasonal planning. How successful was 2023? What went well and what could be improved for 2024 and beyond?
25 January 2024
Visku hosts special Chambers of Commerce event
Visku, the supply chain consulting and warehouse solutions provider, hosted a special event for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) at its Wellingborough HQ on 24th January where Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business & Trade, set out Labour’s plan for small businesses.
18 January 2024
National 2024 Year of Warehousing campaign kicks off in Wellingborough
The national 2024 Year of Warehousing campaign, announced in the House of Lords by Minister Richard Holden MP, kicked off an ambitious tour of 80 warehouses nationwide at local business Visku, with CEO of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) Clare Bottle, and Cllr. Valerie Anslow Mayor of Wellingborough, hosted by Visku CEO Andy Kaye.
3 October 2023
Bis Henderson’s Space and Consultancy businesses brought together as Visku
Supply chain consulting and warehousing solutions specialists, Bis Henderson, has brought together the unique strengths of its Consultancy and Space businesses under a single new identity, Visku – leveraging the immense wealth of expertise and extensive network capabilities of the two previously independent businesses.
27 June 2023 | Steve Purvis
Near-sourcing drives need for flexible space
A report published this month by the global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield reveals a rapid increase in the take-up of industrial space across key European markets, including the UK, last year.
13 June 2023 | Steve Purvis
Is the ‘Golden Triangle’ Still the Centre of UK Logistics?
The correct location for your warehouse is crucial for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.