Levi’s called upon the services of CLX Logistics to improve their current logistics network of distribution centers and distribution management in Europe. The objective was straightforward: to decrease logistics costs while maintaining current service levels.
CLX Logistics started with a ‘Greenfield’ situation: designing the optimal distribution structure, demonstrating a clear European allocation plan, required DC sizes and orientation (client, geographic or product). The outcome was compared with Levi’s actual situation. Gaps were identified as well as possibilities for closing them. Levi’s executives approved the suggested migration plan and fully supported the implementation.
The project resulted in a prioritized closure of distribution centers as well as a reallocation of products across remaining distribution centers, an enhanced service level to retail stores and substantial annual cost savings.