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Better strategies to deliver products and utilize transportation assets IBM ILOG Transportation Analyst Need for economical solutions Key questions for improving shipping Highlights To reduce shipping costs and improve Companies that regularly transport service levels, companies must thor- materials or goods, such as retailers, ■ Analyze different transportation oughly analyze their transportation net- shippers and manufacturers have sev- strategies to ﬁnd the best work strategies and compare multiple eral key questions they need to answer: solution what-if scenarios. Existing transporta- What are the best routes? What are the tion solutions focus on operational con- opportunities for combining shipments ■ Optimize routing, shipment straints and are typically too complex and ﬁnding continuous moves? Which consolidation and asset usage for strategic applications, while spread- shipments should use private ﬂeet, sheet analysis is too limited to ﬁnd the commercial truckload or less than ■ Answer strategic transportation most economical solutions. truckload (LTL)? What size should the questions ﬂeet be? What is the impact of back- hauls? How can running inbound and ■ Cut costs and improve service outbound transportation together save levels additional money? How does a new network strategy impact the routes, multi-stops and transportation opera- tions? How do we take advantage of hubs? Determine the best transportation strategy IBM® ILOG Transportation Analyst answers these questions by providing the ability to quickly analyze different strategies and ﬁnd the best plan to deliver products and utilize transporta- tion assets. Assigns shipments to
vehicles and sequence pickups anddeliveries with the objective of minimiz-ing costs while adhering to businessand regulatory constraints. In short,companies deliver more reliably andaccurately for less with IBM ILOGTransportation Analyst.● Analyze transportation strategies for the best solutions● Optimize routing, shipment consolida- tion and asset usage● Answer strategic transportation questions● Cut costs and improve service levelsBalance costs and service in complex Manage transportation resources through detailed interactive graphicsshipping networksIBM ILOG Transportation Analyst deter- Functionality ● Integration with PC Miler for distancesmines optimal load consolidation, route IBM ILOG Transportation Analyst offers: and travel timessequences and shipping schedules. ● Consolidation and deconsolidation hubsThe application lets you set constraints ● Multiple transportation modes for pri- ● Flexible mapping and Gantt charts toand manage data while visualizing vate ﬂeets with multi-stops, commercial show vehicle and site schedulesschedules and assets. IBM ILOG truckload with zone-to-zone rates and ● Detailed reports and scenario compari-Transportation Analyst creates state-of- integration with SMC Rateware for son reportsthe-art transportation plans for multisite, LTL tariffs ● Tight integration with Excel and Accessmultitier distribution networks, taking full ● Multiple shipment types for forwardadvantage of routes, shipment consoli- shipments in addition to reverse ship-dation and backhauls to optimally use ments (backhauls) and cross shipmentsavailable capacity. from one customer to another 2
Key business beneﬁts ● Analyze the impact of using consoli- ● IBM Software Consulting Services:IBM ILOG Transportation Analyst helps dation or deconsolidation hubs: Supply chain consultants withcompanies address many key business Determine the advantages of using cen- backgrounds in the transportationobjectives, including: tral distribution centers (DCs) and/or industry and experts in modeling and satellite DCs to cut costs and increase optimization● Utilize transportation assets service levels efficiently: Determine the most efficient About IBM ILOG Supply Chain Applications use of private ﬂeet to deliver shipments Complete product support Leading ILOG optimization technology● Determine the correct transporta- IBM ILOG Transportation Analyst is and LogicTools® expertise and experi- tion mode: Assign shipments to private backed with: ence in supply chain management ﬂeet, commercial truckload or LTL to come together in this powerful suite of minimize total cost ● Transportation optimization expert- applications for network design, pro-● Examine the cost and beneﬁts of ise: Experts in constraint and mathe- duction sourcing, inventory optimization business rules: Perform what-if scenar- matical programming and experience and transportation planning, in addition ios to test different rules for pickup and from successful transportation and dis- to production planning and scheduling. delivery windows, delivery frequency patching products Complement your ERP systems and and vehicle rules ● Complimentary planning products: make better decisions faster to optimize● Analyze impact of new network IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus for strategic ® logistics networks and transportation design: Determine the impact on ﬂeet network planning, IBM ILOG Inventory strategies, set safety stock levels for size and multi-stop routes for new net- Analyst for multi-echelon inventory sales and operations planning and work structure optimization and data models that help improve plant operations in fast-● Explore opportunities for maximiz- users to ramp up quickly paced industries. Learn more at ing backhauls: Use returning vehicles http://supplychain.ilog.com. to transport goods 3