Distribution Strategy defines how companies move finished goods to market and determines delivery costs, service and flexibility. Optimizing service, cost and business continuity objectives involves the trade-offs between operating expenses, service levels and risk. Accel helps companies answer such as: how many distribution centers do we need and where should they be located, how can we optimize global distribution costs, and which transportation modes and partners should we use? Accel uses a flexible, structured, multi-phased approach consisting of a rapid diagnostic, distribution model base-lining, strategy development, and implementation planning. We also leverage leading software applications and delivery processes to optimize the distribution network. Typical engagements result in reduced transportation costs, lower facility and operating costs, improved service levels and greater flexibility and lower business continuity risks.