LLamasoft Inc has announced the launch of Transportation Guru, a new application that enables the design and analysis of global transportation networks.
Transportation Guru integrates vehicle routing and mode selection functionality with network optimization and enterprise simulation. It enables logistics professionals to:
•Model and optimize their existing transportation network to identify more efficient mode selection or design the optimal multi-stop routes for inbound, outbound, or periodic shipments.
•Evaluate entirely new network structures, including locating new greenfield sites, to optimize the number and location of distribution sites or realign distribution center to customer/store assignments.
•Simulate costs and service levels of new transportation strategies or perform what-if analysis on proposed changes to the transportation strategy.
Transportation Guru helps users view and analyze optimized results through detailed route maps, reports, and charts. When implemented, supply chain design models built using the system can save companies millions of dollars.
The system adds value in all facets of supply and demand relationships. Shippers and retailers can identify ideal mode and flow path for each product or business unit, while predictive analysis determines optimal product flow-paths, timing, and required capacity. Carriers and 3PLs (third-party logistics providers) can improve asset utilization, collaborative moves, and market-specific networks for higher operating efficiency.