German-based international supply chain consulting and material flow engineering firm Miebach Consulting and global real estate professional services firm JLL have entered into a strategic business alliance, targeting clients in the logistics and production sector.
According to both firms, the alliance will integrate the two businesses' real estate, technology, sustainability supply chain and material flow expertise to deliver end-to-end strategy and execution services for customers.
Guy Gueirard, head of JLL supply chain & logistics sServices, EMEA, said: 'The link between supply chains and real estate is now more important than ever. The adoption of e-commerce accelerated by the disruption of brick-and-mortar retail at the height of the pandemic has strained global supply-chain networks. It has also highlighted the criticality of logistics and resilient supply chains for key sectors around the world.'
Miebach, which has 24 offices around the world, uses a combination of data analytics and digital twins for its holistic supply chain optimisation.
Jürgen Hess, CEO of Miebach Consulting, said: 'As omni-channel retail, e-commerce, automation and other drivers become stronger features in a fundamentally changing supply, production, distribution, and storage landscape, the ability to design and implement effective and dynamic supply chain networks that include adaptable real estate and facilities within flexible occupational portfolios, and which explore a range of financial options, will be an imperative for our clients.'
JLL and Miebach together plan to deliver a holistic supply chain solution including the real estate financial element, offering customers and the market a joint value proposition helping them face the supply chain operational and financial challenges that have been exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic.
The alliance will also leverage technology to enable the data-driven selection of right locations within the network, in an approach designed to ultimately shape the warehouse of the future.
Added Hess: 'The business alliance is centred around offering clients single source, end-to-end advice to enable them to accelerate business growth. Our clients operating internationally will benefit from an alliance that combines international scope with local knowledge.'