Contract Logistics Solution Design Document
In any project involving outsourcing of warehousing operations, setting up a Distribution Center or Managing Plant logistics, if the project involves setting up a dedicated facility for the customer and the size of the project is huge; such project requires detailed attention and work from both parties. The buyer would have to detail the requirements in the RFQ document, and the 3PL service provider would have to work on designing a detailed solution.
The RFQ response document holds the key to showcasing the proposed solution and the vendors understanding of the requirement and capability.
In this article we proposed to cover the components of the solution design document in brief.
A response document to an RFQ will normally contain the following sections:
Solution Design Document
Solution Design Document is the main part of a response document, which details the solution proposed matching with the requirements of the buyer.
Solution design generation is driven by Business Development team with the active involvement of a solution design team. The solution design team would have the required competence, engineering capability, and tools to prepare the design. Functional experts or Subject Matter Experts and operational experts are brought in to collaborate with solution design wherever required.
Once solution design is ready, it is reviewed by operations team and IT besides costing team for internal acceptance and approval before being submitted to the client.
A solution design normally consists of:
- Contract Logistics & Warehousing
- Contract Logistics Pricing Methods
- Contract Logistics Cost Model
- Inventory Migration
- Inventory Migration Scope
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