Simulating the Supply Chain
Strategic and Tactical Planning at an Operative Level of Detail
Logistics Designer brings supply chain simulation and logistics planning to an entirely new level. Industry, commerce, and logistics service providers can use it to plan strategically and tactically at the operative level of detail. Simulation is based on detailed order data, network models, emission models, and cost models to get realistic and transparent planning results.
Experience shows how important the first steps are for large and sophisticated planning projects: Carefully prepared data containing all the information needed for planning create the basis for sound planning results.
Sophisticated supply chains and logistics networks go by their own rules and relations: they are global, multi-tiered, multi-modal, and contain numerous interdependencies. Models and simulation create clarity and show how changes and alternate circumstances effect the entire system - if, of course, the model includes all of the significant factors.
Beyond service levels and performance demands, cost evaluation is at the heart of planning and simulating supply chains: What costs are caused by specific processes and structures? How do costs vary in various scenarios?
Green logistics, emissions, and climate protection are becoming ever more important factors in planning supply chains and logistics. Legal requirements and customer expectations make it necessary to evaluate not only costs and service demands, but your company's carbon footprint, too.
Simulating scenarios in Logistics Designer precisely mirrors the current situation of your supply chain and answers questions of the kind "What if...?" Alternative concepts for locations, different ways to split up regions, changes in the transport chains, tariffs, and future changes can all be compared and evaluated to facilitate decision-making.
It takes the appropriate manipulation to turn data into valuable information. From real data analysis and plausibility checking to the final planning results, all required information must be available quickly, easily, comprehensively, and in the right detail.