EMPOWERING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH
STRATEGY AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

Supply Chain Consulting and Engineering

WHO WE ARE

We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in Supply Chain, offering tailored engineering and consulting services in Operations, Technology, Distribution Network, and HR.

With over 25 years of experience in consulting and operational management, our qualified team of consultants and engineers provides high-quality services for evaluating, developing, and implementing logistics solutions.

Logistics as a Strategic Business Asset

UP GRADE YOUR BUSINESS with a comprehensive approach, aligning Supply Chain strategically with business needs.

Data Science &
Artificial Intelligence

CONSULTORÍA 4.0: More than just a cost lever to drive digital transformation and accurately identify Supply Chain value drivers.

Technological
Innovation

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: Technological innovation to address omnichannel opportunities and new challenges in e-commerce logistics.

We offer a wide range of services to tackle the challenges of today’s dynamic supply chains..

Addressing multifunctional and intraorganizational requirements throughout the entire SUPPLY CHAIN. We provide qualified consulting and advisory services to address the development of logistics solutions, from conceptual development to implementation, with a strong focus on aligning operational processes with business needs.

Our Three Service Levels

ADVISORY

Profesionales calificados para el asesoramiento de Alta Dirección:
Evaluación de Nuevos Negocios, Transformación operativa, Desarrollo de Estrategia Logística, Proyectos de Inversión
y Plan de Negocios.

 

ADVISORY

Qualified professionals for
Senior Management advisory:

Evaluation of New Businesses,
Operational Transformation,
Logistics Strategy Development,
Investment Projects,
and Business Plans.

ADVISORY

Profesionales calificados para el asesoramiento de Alta Dirección:
Evaluación de Nuevos Negocios, Transformación operativa, Desarrollo de Estrategia Logística, Proyectos de Inversión
y Plan de Negocios.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

In-house business management
from recommendation to
on-site work, team formation,
operational management, new
process implementation,
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs),
cultural transformation.

ADVISORY

Profesionales calificados para el asesoramiento de Alta Dirección:
Evaluación de Nuevos Negocios, Transformación operativa, Desarrollo de Estrategia Logística, Proyectos de Inversión
y Plan de Negocios.

 

CONSULTING

Consulting studies: assessment,
development, and implementation
of Supply Chain projects,
development of operational
solutions tailored to the needs
and challenges of today’s
dynamic supply chains.

How Do We Create Value in the Supply Chain?

Analyzing
Business Needs

Business Plan

Aware that to achieve Business Plan objectives in terms of Service, Working Capital, or Cost, all Supply Chain initiatives provide opportunities. Our first challenge will be to identify them correctly.
Identifying
Opportunities

Enabling Platforms

With the Business Plan as our compass, it is necessary to evaluate the key logistical processes of the enabling platforms (Operations, IT, HR, and Logistics Network) to identify opportunities with the greatest potential for generating value.

Creating
Value

Value Drivers

Once the opportunities are identified, it is necessary to advance in the development of the distinctive capabilities necessary to transform the Supply Chain, creating value for the business and customers.

Defining the
Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Master Plan

The Supply Chain Strategy will be defined by integrating and planning the various actions with a Logistics Master Plan vision, aligned with the long-term needs and objectives of the Business Plan, facilitating the execution of Quick Win improvements.

Experience and Methodology
Analysis Model

A careful and effective methodology, complemented by a highly trained team of consultants and engineers with experience in developing and implementing logistics solutions, constitutes our strength in addressing supply chain advisory and consulting projects.
Our Analysis Model, adapted to the needs of each project, facilitates the search for Improvement Opportunities in key Enabling Platforms of the organizational structure and the process of detecting and developing transformative Value Drivers for the Supply Chain, focusing on operational excellence and creating value for customers and businesses.

The Path to Supply Chain Transformation
and Technological Innovation

  • Aligning Supply Chain with business needs.
  • Service
  • Capital
  • Cost
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Logistics Network
  • Organization, and HR.
  • Digital Transformation
  • Operational Resilience
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Technological Reconversion
  • ESG Criteria (Environmental, Social & Governance)
  • Innovation, and Talent Management.

Strategy, Planning & Execution

  • Network Design and Optimization
  • Last Mile Strategy
  • Logistics Platform Designs
  • Change Management
  • Fulfillment Operations Optimization
  • Logistics Outsourcing
  • Simulation Studies
  • Green Logistics
  • Operational Strategy for E-Commerce
  • Logistics Operations Automation
  • Order to Delivery
  • Dashboards & Business Intelligence

Our Ecosystem | Value Drivers

The ecosystem created by SBA for its projects, has the professionals, methodology, and IT necessary to analyze the processes of the enabling platforms and start the path of transformation and technological innovation of the Supply Chain demanded by our clients, developing new Value Drivers for the business.

Enabling Platforms

Value Drivers

INTERACTIVE APPROACH WITH DIGITAL OPERATIONAL PLATFORMS.
Operational efficiency with the use of data science to improve visibility and learning throughout the entire supply chain.

THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE DELIVERIES.
Logistics ecosystems with corporate social responsibility. Carbon footprint reduction with incorporation of “Eco-friendly technologies”.

LOGISTICS 4.0. THE NEW FRONTIER FOR E-COMMERCE.
Robots and Intelligent Automation to adapt the company to the new on-demand processes created by omnichannel.

BUILDING A SMARTER FUTURE BASED ON DATA.
Artificial intelligence to ensure constant optimization of the supply chain.

HUMAN TALENT MANAGEMENT AS A SOURCE OF INNOVATION.
Thinking and shaping human capital as a central engine to lead transformation.

STRATEGIC PLANNING OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN.
From just-in-time to just-in-case, the ability to adapt operations to disruptive market changes.

OUR ADDED VALUE

Analysis and Simulation Tools

In Southern BA’s consulting studies, we use analysis and simulation tools with the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and the Internet of Things to create truly collaborative solutions in the Supply Chain ecosystem, with objective and value- centered results for the business.

POWER
BI

For data analysis and visualization. It allows us to turn complex data into useful and understandable information to improve decision-making.

DATA
SCIENCE

We process information through algorithms developed for each project, allowing us to manage a large volume of information and thus maximize the quality of the results.

RPA (Robotic Process Automation)

We develop virtual robots to automate repetitive tasks and thus maximize efficiency and process quality within the company.

AUTOMATION

We implement automation projects to maximize the operational capacity of facilities and generate online information to streamline decision-making.

LowCodeApps

We develop LowCodeApps to automate processes and collect key information for task optimization and decision-making.

SIMULATION

Collaboratively with our technological partners, we use simulation tools to model and sensitize different processes in the supply chain.

 

Project Typology

Logistics Platform Design

We design the optimal layout for logistics projects considering flows, constraints, capacities, and other variables affecting design.

Distribution Network Design and Optimization

We model the current distribution network to optimize costs, maximize service levels, and identify profitable growth strategies.

Process Reengineering

Thorough review of existing processes, with the aim of identifying and eliminating inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and activities that do not add value.

Change Management

We collaborate in defining processes and practices to plan, implement, and manage significant changes in the organization.

Simulation Studies

We model and analyze the behavior of logistics systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Fulfillment Operations Optimization

We maximize the efficiency of the involved processes to generate operational savings and improve the customer experience.

Dashboards & Business Intelligence

We define key indicators for your Supply Chain and build the Dashboards needed to revolutionize data-driven decision-making.

Order to Delivery

We define and execute a comprehensive, efficient, and effective process to maximize customer service and business profitability, from purchase order generation to delivery confirmation.

Operations Automation

Analysis, definition, and implementation of automatic and robotic solutions for process optimization, thus generating scalable and flexible processes.

System Evaluation (WMS / TMS / CRM)

We comprehensively evaluate and analyze operational processes to define the ideal software to maximize operational efficiency.

Logistics Outsourcing

Thorough review of existing processes, with the aim of identifying and eliminating inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and activities that do not add value..

Last Mile Strategy

We define the strategy to optimize the last mile process, minimizing costs and maximizing customer service and user experience.

Operational Strategy for E-Commerce

We collaborate in defining the strategy to maximize the performance and profitability of the e-commerce business..

Green Logistics

We focus on implementing logistics projects to ensure compliance with business objectives.

Project Management

We plan, execute, and control the implementation of logistics projects to ensure compliance with business objectives.

 

Partnerships

For the development and creation of innovative Simulation and Automation solutions within the Supply Chain ecosystem, Southern BA collaboratively integrated with its technological and strategic partner Eurystic.

Eurystic is a company dedicated to generating innovative solutions to complex problems, through the application of analytical-quantitative tools and methodologies, such as modeling, simulation, and optimization algorithms. It has developed projects in Argentina, the United States, Chile, Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, from algorithms for automating operations to digital twins to anticipate bottlenecks in logistics tasks.

Case #1: Simulation for Operations
Design

Simulators can be used to quantitatively evaluate and compare different layouts or alternatives for operations design.

Case #2: Simulation and Optimization of Logistics Networks

Simulators can be used to evaluate the performance of a logistics network and optimize the location and capacity of hubs.

Case #3: Algorithms to Automate Operational Decisions

Optimization algorithms and heuristics can be packaged to integrate with company systems and automate complex decisions..

Our Management Team

Marcelo Arce
Founder – Board Director
marce@southernba.com

  • President of the Argentine Business Logistics Association ARLOG (2010/2014)
  • Vice President of the Latin American Logistics Association ALALOG (2012/2016)
  • Lecturer in Masters and Postgraduate courses in Logistics
  • 25 years of professional experience in Consulting and Management held in executive positions at Molinos Río de la Plata, Aerolíneas Argentinas, and Miebach Consulting.
  • He has led Supply Chain and Operations projects in leading industry companies in Argentina, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Israel.

Tomás Colonel
Co-Founder – CEE Director
tcolonel@southernba.com

  • Member of the CSCMP Spain RT Board
  • Master in Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • 2 years of experience in automation at Paack
  • 5 years of experience in Operations at Mercado Libre
  • 2 years of experience in Operations at Amazon
  • 5 years of professional experience in Consulting and Management developing projects throughout the entire supply chain.

Nuestros clientes

Nuestras oficinas

LATAM
Blas Parera 3551 – Olivos
B1636CSE
Buenos Aires – Argentina

CEE
Sancho de Ávila, 105
08018
Barcelona – España