AnyLogic Transport Operations Manager – Decision Support System for Logistics

Transportation and logistics management system

Many companies operating large transportation fleets manage logistics with the help of master planning software, such as Oracle SNO, i2, iLog. These linear programing instruments are important, but not enough for successful transportation management and strategy.


The AnyLogic Transport Operations Manager (ATOM) will assist your master planning software and allow you to gain an additional level of business intelligence for your fleet operation solutions.


ATOM is now a part of anyLogistix supply chain optimization software. Check out its website >>

What can АТОМ do for you?




- Transportation planning and optimization

- Risk and change management

- Operational fleet management

- Empty leg optimization

- Return carriage planning

- Optimal maintenance decisions

- Carrier contract planning

- Transportation budget

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How does ATOM work?




The input data for ATOM is a master plan containing information about carriages (what to carry, where to carry, and by which means of transportation). ATOM does transportation planning for a particular period of time (a week, month, year), then allows on-the-go micromanagement of the logistics.

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Why АТОМ?




- Unique simulation modeling technologies

- Modern optimization algorithms

- “What if” scenario analysis

- Change and risk management

- Guaranteed results

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Success story

Success story: Transport Operations Manager introduction in a huge beer manufacturer

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How АТОМ works

Transportation and logistics management system

The input data for ATOM is a master plan containing information about carriages (what to carry, where to carry, and by which means of transportation). Demand forecast for each item through the external software in your company’s IT system formulates the master plan.


ATOM creates a transportation plan for a particular period of time (a week, month, year), then allows on-the-go micromanagement of the logistics, considering the real time data imported from your company’s IT system.

The result of ATOM's work is:

  • Transportation planning for the designated time frame
  • Daily forecasts on carriage status and recommendations on how to manage the available vehicles. The main goal of the recommendations is to complete the transportation plan developed at step 1.

ATOM supports the two main optimization goals:

  • Master plan completion.
  • Transportation cost minimization.

How It Can Help You

  • Exact reproduction of a logistics system with simulation modeling
  • “What if” scenario analysis
  • Empty leg optimization
  • Return carriage planning
  • Optimal maintenance decisions
  • Consideration of various restrictions, for example::
   

- Restrictions on vehicle types accepted by cargo receiver

   

- Individual speeds of loading/unloading vehicles for cargo senders and receivers

   

- Vehicle capacities

  • Operational vehicle management:
   

- Post transportation decisions

   

- Ensure current policy compliance


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  • Interactivity
  • Carrier contract planning
  • Estimating plan feasibility

  • Transportation budget
  • Integration with IT systems of various purposes: demand forecasting, master planning, vehicle positioning.

    Why АТОМ?

    Simulation based approach




    ATOM’s distinctive feature is the use of simulation models to reproduce the behavior of a real system. The simulation model includes specific characteristics, limitations, and uncertainty, then in addition, captures unexpected dynamics, unlike typical mathematical models.

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    State-of-the-art optimization algorithms




    Optimization with simulation-based support requires distinct algorithms. These algorithms work with any type of parameters such as continuous, discrete, enumerable and probabilistic then adjust for a particular problem and minimize time spent finding a solution. The algorithms in ALNM are backed by years of experience in optimizing logistics networks and simulation modeling, with a proven track record of success.

    What-if analysis




    The ATOM system can complete any form of experiment in order to test assumptions or proposition of change in your transportation plan. For example, “How will increasing your truck fleet affect expenses?”, or “Does introducing a new delivery location affect the flow of your network?” Thanks to the interactivity of ALNM, management may apply all the limitations and unexpected changes that occur in real life to find the optimal solution and make more profitable decisions.

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    Operational risk management




    It is imperative that simulation modeling considers stochastic characteristics of a system since there is risk associated with decision making and a probability that the expected results will not occur. This feature allows you to analyze the result considering all variables within the model as well as changes in input parameters, ultimately calculation the risk associated with a decision.

    Guaranteed result




    AnyLogic is the world leader in simulation modeling and optimization. Our software and services are an integral part of many globally recognized, Fortune 500 firms in over 64 countries. Our impeccable reputation guarantees you success.


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