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For more than 20 years, TIM CONSULT has provided specialized consulting to help our clients meet high-priority challenges. With over 1,700 successfully completed projects, we have an uncommon expertise delivering individual solutions to multinational and medium sized enterprises.

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Freight benchmarking for ocean transport
Analysis of freight, processes and container transportation networks

Customer: International manufacturer of petrochemical products
Freight volume: 45,000 TEU p.a.
Freight budget: USD 25 m p.a.
500 Port Pairs

Market Intelligence Initiative Global Ocean Transport

  • Corporate overview of global transport network
  • Business unit-specific evaluation of freight budget and cost reduction opportunities
  • Development of realistic target rates for application to the tender tool
  • Service segmentation with adjusted contract model


Optimization of global supply chains
Potential results and actions for global supply chain optimization

Customer: Automobile manufacturer
Optimization of supply networks for global assembly operations
Analysis of all door-to-door process steps


Optimization of costs and delivery time

  • Impact of procurement and supply chain management on modal costs and process time: road, rail and ocean
  • Holistic, process-oriented assessment of supply chains
  • Cost potential of over 20% identified
  • Potential delivery time reductions of over 40% identified


National multichannel warehouse
Planning and implementation support for major UK retailer

Customer: Retail industry


  • Dramatic reduction of number of warehouse facilities and administrative complexity
  • Increased inventory turnover via a single inventory pool for branches and eCommerce
  • Shop floor readiness (e.g. using matrix sorting)
  • Improved management efficiency for seasonal product lines

Contact: Marco Krämer

Logistics concept with service focus
TIM CONSULT plans and implements warehouse concept for leading assembly specialist

Customer: Dealer for assembly and mounting materials
New packing area for large-scale orders:
MHE Invest: Euro 3 m
Shipments: 400 per day
Pick lines: 30,000 per day


  • Improved delivery performance due to new service-oriented management
  • Additional packing area for increasing capacities for large-scale orders
  • Electronically supported packaging processes
  • Ergonomic workstations
  • Implementation during regular operations


Benchmarking of container transports
Group-wide overview of freight costs and consignment data

Customer: International paper producer
Freight volume: 100,000 TEU p.a.
Freight budget: USD 65 m p.a.
400 Port Pairs

Market Intellligence Initiative Global Ocean Transport

  • Central consolidation of shipment data of all business units
  • Companywide valuation of rate agreements, processes and organization
  • Target rates and tactical procurement support
  • Target oriented portfolio advancement of NVO and carriers, including unbundling of all-in offers
  • Savings potential of ca. 18% of freight budget


EU-wide tender for waste electrical equipment
TIM CONSULT provides support during procurement process
Waste Management

Customer: County
Collection of waste electronic equipment
Provision of containers
Transport and recycling

Efficient and safe

  • Provision of suitable collection bins for waste electrical equipment
  • Ensure proper waste transport
  • Disposal of waste electrical equipment in certified recycling facilities


New warehouse creates room for expansion
TIM CONSULT plans and implements new warehouse complex for electronics manufacturer

Customer: Electronics manufacturer
MHE Investment: Euro 12 m
Assortment: 36,000 SKU
Shipments: 3,000 per day
Order lines: 9,000 per day


  • Flexible and scalable warehouse concept
  • Two expansion stages: 2018 and 2023
  • Customer-oriented delivery of prototypes
  • Ergonomic and flexible workstations
  • Flexible allocation of spaces in shuttle


Telematics for optimal operational procedures
TIM CONSULT supports municipal waste disposal company in the procurement of software and telematics equipment
Waste Management

Customer: Municipal waste disposal company
> 40 vehicles
> 130 employees
Need for new software and telematics solution

State-of-the-art IT support

  • Replacement of existing SAP system for mapping operational processes
  • High user-friendliness
  • Optimal interfaces
  • Android-based telematics solution for mobile order processing
  • Procurement in a streamlined EU-wide procedure


Global freight procurement for all modes of transport
Future-oriented strategy for global freight procurement

Customer: Paper and packaging supplies manufacturer
Freight budget: EUR 400 m
80 production locations worldwide
Modes of transport: road, rail, ocean

Supply chain requirements and best practices

  • Competitive procurement of transport services
  • Consideration of supply chain requirements and best practices
  • Re-organization of central procurement
  • Corporate-wide step implementation over three years
  • Sustainable cost reduction and service improvement


TC 3A warehouse audit
Starting points for optimization of warehouse processing in after sales

Customer: Mechanical Engineering


  • Selection and assessment of suitable picking systems (pick-by-light, pick-by-beam, pick-by-scan)
  • Hedging of investment decision
  • Reduction of order throughput time
  • Higher service level with later cut-off time
  • Increased pick productivity
  • Significant error reduction


Horizontal Cooperation in Ocean Freight Transportation
Comprehensive support for global ocean freight procurement

Customer: Automobile manufacturer
World-wide tender
More than 200,000 TEU/per year
More than 1,000 routes

Web-based decision making support

  • Validated, reliable data as basis for decision
  • Results information 15 min after end of tender round
  • Instantaneous calculation of optimal allocation per business rules and restrictions
  • Deductive analysis of cooperation packets
  • Query of several different service alternatives per route


Selection and design of new WMS
Selection and specification of Logistic-IT in the PBS- / Chemical industry

Customer: PBS/Chemical


  • Integration of individual employee expertise
  • Standardization of core processes
  • Reduction of default risk
  • Depiction of diverse requirements of commercial customers
  • Creation of overview of requirements for hazardous substances
  • Simplified process for the use of temporary employees

Contact: Marco Krämer

Achieve predictable fee revenue by optimizing collection routes
New collection routes planning for county
Waste Management

Customer: County
Predominantly rural area
Container inventory unknown
Highly fluctuating collection numbers

Logistics expertise by TIM CONSULT

  • Pragmatic approach to establish planning framework
  • In-depth view of region (urban to Central German Uplands)
  • Practical routes thanks to TIM CONSULT route planning approach
  • Route supervision for verification of assumptions


Expansion of B2C pharmaceutical warehouse
Comprehensive support from strategy to planning and implementation

Customer: Pharmaceuticals / Health Care


  • Creative & innovative processes
  • Growing into automation
  • Expansion in stages
  • 100% control as a quality requirement
  • Productivity increase


Freight benchmarking for automobile manufacturer
Overview of market prices and target rates for land transports

Customer: International automobile manufacturer
Freight volume: 300,000 FTL p.a.
Freight budget: Euro 170 m p.a.
1,000 transport routes in all of Europe

Market Intelligence Initiative Europe Road & Rail

  • Market oriented control of freight procurement for different plants
  • Validation of market prices and internal cost calculations for transportation
  • Creation of centralized freight rate database
  • Set realistic target rates for each transport mode
  • Best practices for process optimization


Central warehouse on greenfield site
Planning a new central warehouse for an electrical wholesaler

Customer: Wholesale electronics


  • Growing into automation through planned open areas
  • Storage and handling of various special containers
  • Flexible storage capacity in accordance with future needs
  • Ergonomic process design thanks to appropriate warehouse and materials handling systems
  • Processing time reduced by 20%


Centralization of distribution center
Planning of a European central warehouse for a fashion brand in the Netherlands

Customer: Fashionbrand

Managing volatility

  • High flexibility and scalability
  • Integrating forecasting and optimal transport cost
  • Load-dependent order allocation
  • Productivity increase of 35%
  • Unit cost reduction of 25%


Eastern Europe tenders for truck transport
TIM CONSULT provides support for analysis and execution of a cooperation tender

Customer: Chemical company
Volume: ca. 80,000 shipments p.a.
2,500 routes
More than 100 service providers

Allocation scenarios and decision support

  • Preparation by processing data and pre-qualifying bidders
  • Automated tender evaluation and calculation of scenarios, simulations and optimization of various business rules pertaining to service, capacity, allocation logic, etc.
  • Optimization analysis of each service provider offer
  • Visualization of scenarios and calculation of savings potentials


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