Logistics chain management
The logistics development strategy supports the development of Magnit’s multi-format store chain and is based on the strategic network development plan:
|Thousand of stores||as of the end of 2018||by 2023|
|Pharmacies and ultra-small formats||0.1||9.0|
|Number of distribution centersIncluding SIA||38||Around 50|
One of the key factors affecting the achievement of the Company’s targets is warehouse capacity, which needs to be increased by conducting a comprehensive review of the development strategy for the distribution center network and means of delivering goods to stores.
|Region||Number of distribution centers||Useful warehouse space (thousand sq. m.)||Number of stores served|
|North Caucasus Region||1||40||579|
|Revenue in 2018, RUB mln||1,237,015|
|Total selling space, thousand sq. m.||6,425|
|Number of stores served||18,399|
|Number of distribution centers||37|
|Useful warehouse space, thousand sq. m.||1,645|
|Selling space per 1 sq. m. of warehouse space, sq. m.||3.9|
|Number of facilities per 1 warehouse||497.3|
|Sales per 1 sq. m. of warehouse space, RUB thousand/sq. m.||752|
|Share of goods processed via distribution centers||89%|
|Number of company-owned trucks||5,897|
In addition, a project was launched based on this platform to open 2,000 pharmacies in 2019.
The goal of optimizing the network is to establish a Magnit logistic network structure based on the simulation of strategic scenarios. The simulation will be used to determine the optimal number of distribution centers and their distance from shopping facilities.
In addition to warehouse geography and their space, a number of initiatives are planned to improve the operational efficiency of distribution centers. Reducing stocks at warehouses and stores while maintaining a balance of representation and losses is a priority for improving the quality of supplies.
The strategic scenarios for optimizing the distribution network include an analysis of development and operation via transit warehouses and national warehouses, options for creating import hubs, and the introduction of a larger number of direct delivery warehouses.
When optimizing stocks, strategic scenarios involve revising the model for the staggered pick-by-line of inventory, considering alternative types of processing for certain product categories (cross docking and peak-by-line), storage at suppliers’ warehouses, joint inventory management with suppliers, revising the minimum order size, and delivery frequency.
As part of the multi-format strategy adopted by Magnit, the priority of the Company’s transport unit is to minimize costs by optimizing the structure of transit flows, using hired vehicles, and analyzing the structure of the vehicle fleet by age (retirement management). Other goals include improving the level of service, reducing delivery time, and revising the frequency of delivery for each format and the goods acceptance process.