Location Planning

When planning locations for supply chains, you must take numerous factors into account and carefully compare alternatives. Use the mathematic methods in Logistics Designer to make strategically sound decisions for hub organization, location choices, and region assignment. Logistics Designer uses potential scenarios to clearly present decision-relevant information.

Sound Planning Criteria for Location Choices

Transparent and intelligible results are the focus of the entire process of planning locations with Logistics Designer. From analysis to simulation and optimization, you clearly see the present circumstances, all planning and optimization parameters, possible alternative solutions, costs, and levels of service. This enables you to make well-informed decisions.

Location Planning with Logistics Designer: Optimization for your Supply Chain

  • Use detailed data on customers, suppliers, and orders to analyze and optimize your procedures.
  • Optimize and directly compare costs and service levels for various location configurations.
  • Optimization results can be imported directly to scenarios and worked with there.
  • Automatic region definition and customer assignment for simulation.
  • Compare the optimization of your current situation with future changes in quantities, changes in customers and suppliers, and changes in prices.

Customized Optimization Methods

What is the optimum number, what are the best locations for your logistics network? The right answer depends on what you want to achieve and on the factors specific to your project, like capacity, invariable locations, or cost constraints. Logistics Designer plans your locations flexibly, accommodating the parameter important for you and adjusting itself to your needs.

  • Determine the best places and the number of locations for multi-tier supply chains with respect to transport and warehousing costs.
  • Define invariable and potential locations for the purpose of optimization.
  • Transport cost calculation uses integrated EWS and Map&Guide distance databases, customs costs, and diminishing cost functions.
  • Cost function configurable as needed for a specific project.
  • Take location capacities into account.

 

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