GCL Group
Logistics & Supply Chain Consulting

Public utility – Electricity

Public utility – Electricity

Our client is an important producer, carrier and distributor of electricity in North America, building infrastructures for electricity production and transportation, and exploring other sources of energy.

Created in 1944 by the Quebec government, its sole shareholder, the company supplies electricity to more than 3.5 million customers in Quebec. It also contributes its expertise for the benefit of its clients all over the world and, backed by a team of seasoned experts, offers a broad variety of services in the energy sector.

Within the framework of a project focusing on Continued Improvement of Logistics Operations, GCL Group was involved in a series of projects to completely revise the company’s distribution network. Using GCL Group’s extremely powerful modeling tools; we began by modeling the company’s network and then used the model to formulate various scenarios for network optimization. We thus studied concepts of site specialization, variation in delivery frequencies, modification of storage policies and others factors in order to define an optimal solution. The network model, backed by a detailed economic analysis, allowed us to recommend consolidation of the network into two principal sites, specialization of stores, development of a concept of satellite warehouses of various sizes and optimization pole yards. The recommended scenario is currently in the process of being implemented and should generate substantial savings for the company.