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SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING & OPTIMIZATON
Analysis and simulation of logistics networks
Our Control Tower solutions support your strategic and tactical planning. At the heart of this technology is a configurable platform that makes it possible to consolidate data from various IT systems. The integration of logistics planning and optimization modules lets you map custom process chains.
Use powerful data and targeted assessments to plan alternate network architectures and transport routes, analyze the location and function of sites, identify cost drivers, and leverage the hidden potential in your supply chain. These functions streamlines your operations by optimizing how you plan routes and tours and consolidate shipments.
Our Control Tower solutions identify planning deviations early on. This enables you to visualize current statuses and simulate scenarios when creating incident response plans and alternative courses of action.
Benefits for inbound logistics
Identification of suppliers capable of handling milk runs based on legacy shipping data
Data-driven simulations for optimal transport channels
Detailed statistics on service level, cost, and capacity utilization using geographic routing
Tour areas defined for pickup regions in the regional carrier concept
Improved transport utilization with multi-pick tours and milk runs
Minimized transport costs and safety stock thanks to integrated planning of delivery rhythm and frequency
Just-in-time and just-in-sequence delivery planning
Benefits for outbound logistics
Visualization and analysis of routing scenarios based on available transport capacities
Analysis of fulfillment capacities using cost-based assessment of network-wide inventory
Calculation of optimal distribution network design
Location planning (greenfield, brownfield) based on stipulated service levels and capacities
Greater transparency of shipping routes and supply chain performance
Route and tour planning for last-mile transports
Savings through optimization of physical distribution channels (drop shipping vs. distribution through central storage site)
Benefits for logistics service providers
Optimized network architecture and consolidation concepts for load transfer points and cross-docking depots through identification of less-utilized routes across all regions and modes of transport
Optimized route and transport planning
Validated freight tariffs for subcontractors and optimized price and bid structures for tenders based on actual production costs
Definable process cost types and routing for various logistics structures to simulate real models with customizable priorities
In the area of Supply Chain Planning, our Control Tower solutions help you maximize your supply chain resilience and efficiency with simulations and mathematical optimization through the following modules:
Total supply chain visibility at a glance
The Supply Chain Visibility module takes data from various sources and with different reference points and consolidates it in a single logistics data model. A process cost model uses formulas to visualize the cause-effect chain for logistics services. Logistics costs are assigned to specific market services across all stages of the supply chain.
Visibility of all relevant data and indicators across the entire supply chain in a single standardized data model sets the stage for price-to-performance comparisons and customizable, indicator-based analyses.
Supply Chain Visibility is the foundation for all the other planning modules!
IT support for the optimal network
The Network Planning and Optimization module lets you design ideal multi-level networks. Advanced algorithms and mathematics are used to plan and optimize both greenfield (new) and brownfield (existing) network architectures.
The network simulation analyzes the layouts of multi-level distribution and procurement networks. The software simulates various network configurations (cross-docks, distribution centers, depots, hubs) and outbound operating models (direct supplies, consolidation) and analyzes the costs.
The Supply Chain Visibility module is used to consolidate real transaction data such as daily shipments to obtain average values.
Get the best network design now with Network Planning and Optimization!
Reliable transports at ideal conditions
The Transport Planning and Optimization module brings together all the features you need to optimize transports:
- Transport route optimization analyzes site, fleet, and customer data to find the ideal routes. You can also modify fixed tours manually to reduce costs.
- Transport channel selection optimizes transport segmentation to reduce freight costs. It takes into account all service specifications and delivery deadlines to select the right transport service provider. Segmentation is used to accommodate milk runs, LCL, FCL, and more.
- Transport planning optimizes transport capacity for supply and procurement tours. The optimized tour structures also help when calling for new tenders for supply and procurement transports. The planning and optimization can be applied to milk runs, deliveries, or fixed tours.
- Distribution planning supports last-mile planning. The site planning feature lets you optimize customer-to-depot assignments and shorten routes.
Transport Planning and Optimization ensures quick, reliable, cost-effective transports!
Just the right transports
The Logistics Demand Planning module uses materials requirements planning to anticipate the appropriate transport capacities. The software leverages warehouse stock data, the delivery schedules of upstream suppliers, and manufacturing timelines to plan your precise transport needs, even taking into account bills of materials.
The key to all this: delivery interval optimization. Mathematical methods are used to optimize pickups or delivery intervals, such as weekly, daily, or customized frequencies. This makes it possible to minimize both transport costs and safety stock in distribution for inbound and outbound alike.
Logistics Demand Planning ensures reliable transports at an optimized cost structure!
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