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PUBLICATION DATE: February 05, 2013 PRODUCT #: UV6606-HCB-ENGTransportation and Consolidation at Elevalt Ltd. Case Solution
Chris Summers, VP of Supply Chain Management in the oil field services firm Elevalt, is participated in an investigation of his internationally spread distribution centers (DCs). He should assess the network of DCs throughout Europe, Africa, as well as the Middle East of Elevalt to see whether it had remained advantageous to combine the present network of six DCs to one focused DC in Africa or Europe. He must optimize the present performance, which seems to have harms with ineffective stock management, before this choice could be made. The ineffective stock management also appears to be driving added transport costs. Summers must imagine about dangers and the advantages related to merging the DCs while keeping his concentrate on the needs of the customers of Elevalt of Elevalt.