Logistics Research in Australia

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Remote (anywhere)
Position
Freelance / Casual

My goal is to set up distribution business in Australia that combines online retail distribution (B2C) and wholesale distribution to specialty stores (B2B). The questions to be answered are:

  1. Where to set up the business: Adelaide or Sydney or Melbourne
  2. Do I hire a full service warehousing/handling/shipping company or do I set up my own warehouse operation on a leased warehouse?

The decision must be based on the combination of warehousing and shipping costs, given different levels of sales volume. The warehouse space must be from 1000m2 to 2000m2. The shipping cost must be estimated based on a matrix with 3 shipping origins (Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne) and 5 shipping destinations (Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane). The average shipping order will be $300 with 45Kg per order. The sales distribution to each destination can follow the regular GDP distribution. I am available to support with further questions and doubts that may arise along the research.

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Lucas G.
Joined Mar 2017
Submitted 29 Mar 2017 at 00:51
Expired 3 years ago
Bidding guide $30 - $250
Average bid $250.00

bs consulting

I 've formulated successful bids for tender previously so I can assess and estimate the competitiveness of your business model. I perceive the following as issues for you (and your market research project you advertised previously) : Data to capture the spread of your intended Market (Source ABS Census Data 2016). Data about your competitors - Costs of cross-subsidised and centralised DC's and 3PL providers. Data about your Products i.e. the ones that you can source and supply competetively and profitably. these are only three that you will need to consider and I suggest you source the data yourself prior to giving it to someone for analysis (I will however, if you choose, assist as far as practical in its procurement). I am quoting to give you an initial model to estimate the logistics task, however, I would extend this quote if further modelling to establish a full business case were to be required.

$25/hr
Estimated 10 hours
Parul Tandon Malik

HI Lucas, As management consultant by profession, my capabilities can be of utility to you in the following manner:

  1. Detailed Cost Estimation for Warehouse Set-up/ Vendor
  2. Location Analysis for Business Set-up
  3. Apart from this, I can also provide you support in vendor assessment, if we chose to take that path and additional support in optimizing your supply chain. I already have a high-level cost analysis spreadsheet ready for our discussion, if you believe we would be a right fit for each other. Feel free to reach out to me at +61456223898. I'm very excited to get started on this project. Together we can get some fantastic actionable insights for your business.
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$250
Deliver in 15 days
Jane Turner

Hi Lucas,

I have a couple of questions please.

Will the cargo (and I am assuming it is fitness equipment), first be imported into Australia, hence the need to be based near a shipping distribution hub?

Or are you seeking research on the best place to have the warehouse in order to distribute orders nationally as the goods are already in Australia?

Is it solely a shipping aspect you seek? Or road/truck costs?

Many thanks, Jane

Lucas G.

Hi Jane,

Will the cargo (and I am assuming it is fitness equipment), first be imported into Australia, hence the need to be based near a shipping distribution hub? Yes, the cargo is fitness equipment and will be imported from China. The warehouse being near a distribution hub would help indeed, but it is not mandatory. Warehouse cost is the primary driver for the decision.

Or are you seeking research on the best place to have the warehouse in order to distribute orders nationally as the goods are already in Australia? Yes, exactly. Once the products are already in my warehouse, I will ship orders all throughout Australia either to end consumers who purchase on my online shop or to other retail specialty stores that purchase bulk orders from us.

Is it solely a shipping aspect you seek? Or road/truck costs? What I seek is to decide where to set up my warehouse operation: Adelaide or Sydney or Melborune? And this decision will be made base on the operational costs of each location. And what I call operational cost is the combination of warehousing + domestic shipping costs in each of these 3 locations. The parameters to be used when quoting these costs are available on the project briefing, but I would be happy to explain them further in case they are not clear enough.

Hi Lucas,

Need more information regarding product, customer segment, your perceived distribution model and you expectations.

Let us talk if you are interested, I can definitely help.

Lucas G.

Hi Mukesh, the project is on standby for now, but if and when it comes alive again I will certainly contact you and provide further information. Thanks for your attention! Lucas

Hi Lucas,

is this requirement still open, are you still inviting applications and proposals ? I can offer you highly competitive price, the best in australia.

I have total 12 years track record in IT services & 7 years in App/Web Development + Graphics/Web Designing side, i can email you my portfolio and credentials if this project is still open.

Regards, Prashant A MyCompanyApp

Lucas G.

Hello, sorry but the project is closed already, I will update on the platform. Thanks, Lucas