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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 transportation 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.
SUPPLY CHAIN SUITE
Our Supply Chain Suite (SCS) makes it possible to get the most out of logistics processes. It brings together different data and information sources, and every logistics procedure can be analyzed and simulated using the Digital Twin approach. This allows for secure valuations, and optimization potentials become tangible and realized.
The benefit for you?
With the SCS, you can monitor, manage, and understand your entire supply chain. The holistic, data-driven view of the supply chain enables you to design processes more efficiently and to reduce costs, leaving you ideally positioned to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0.
Benefits for inbound logistics
Identification of suppliers capable of handling milk runs based on legacy shipping data
Data-driven simulations for optimal transportation 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 transportation utilization with multi-pick tours and milk runs
Minimized transportation 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 transportation 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 transportation
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 transportation
Optimized route and transportation 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
CONTROL TOWER SOLUTIONS:
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 transportation at ideal conditions
The Transportation Planning and Optimization module brings together all the features you need to optimize transportation:
- Transportation route optimization analyzes site, fleet, and customer data to find the ideal routes. You can also modify fixed tours manually to reduce costs.
- Transportation channel selection optimizes transportation segmentation to reduce freight costs. It takes into account all service specifications and delivery deadlines to select the right transportation service provider. Segmentation is used to accommodate milk runs, LCL, FCL, and more.
- Transportation planning optimizes transportation capacity for supply and procurement tours. The optimized tour structures also help when calling for new tenders for supply and procurement transportation. 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 transportation!
Just the right transportation
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 transportation 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 transportation costs and safety stock in distribution for inbound and outbound alike.
Logistics Demand Planning ensures reliable transportation at an optimized cost structure!
All rates and contracts in one place
The "Freight Rate Management" module transparently consolidates freight rates and contracts, taking into account relevant routing information.
The Freight Rate Management models, stores and maintains tariff structures of any complexity. Extensive search and filter options support the maintenance of tariffs and tenders at any time. The processing of different types of transportation – be it parcel, land, sea, air, rail – comes out-of-the-box as well as the consideration of surcharges, lead times and other process peculiarities. Defined tariff structures can be used and modified for any projects.
Based on valid contracts, freight information is reliably calculated down to individual shipments and tours, taking alternative routing options into account. Globally existing contracts, for example those concluded by branch offices, are available centrally. Regular reports based on individual metrics round off the all-round carefree package for transparent freight rate management.
Freight Rate Management accelerates and streamlines the tender process for shippers and service providers alike!
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