Network Optimization

Reduce Costs by Using Your Network Intelligently

Where is a product made and how does it get to the customer? For multi-tiered logistics networks, this quickly becomes quite a complex matter.

XCargo’s network optimization finds the most cost-efficient flow through your network, while meeting demand and taking warehouse capacities, hubs, and production plants into account.

 

Features:

  • A true projection of the entire supply chain, from suppliers to production to buyers.
  • Calculates cost-efficient solutions that meet customer demand.
  • Cross-docking strategies accommodate consolidation effects.
  • Allows you to define several product groups using different properties (e.g., weight, volume, etc.).
  • Specifies complex capacity constraints for the properties as defined.
  • Allows for production plant and hub capacities.
  • Takes transport and hub costs into account.
  • Chart graphics clearly display the results.

Typical uses:

  • Which plants supply which warehouses
  • Which warehouse delivers to which customer?
  • Which products go through cross-docks and which are delivered directly?
  • Which customers get which products from which plants?
  • Which plant should produce how much of a certain good?
  • Which plants and warehouses have reached capacity limits?