Distribution management in a competitive market environment is a complex process requiring knowledge of the principles, methods and instruments that influence the target market and create value for the customer.
The competitiveness of the market is characterized by the delivery speed and the quality of the order processing.
Very often, existing logistics networks hide dormant and under-utilized resources. The cost and effort to discover them is very high and the process is complicated.
Optilo enables efficient strategic analysis of warehouses, cross-docks and fleets in the distribution network. The goal is, of course, a more cost-effective distribution structure and goods flows between shipper and final consignee.
‘What if…?’ simulations, carried out with cost efficiency in mind, allow for phased implementation of improvements. This considerably reduces the risk of wrong decisions.
Goods delivery on the basis of a fixed schedule if required. Customer notifications.
Maximum utilization of vehicle loading capacity, taking into account all restrictions concerning goods positioning on the vehicle.
Elimination of unnecessary manual administrative work such as preparing documents, calling carriers, sending faxes and e-mails, invoice checking and settlement.
Planning distribution, x-docks and store replenishment.
Optimizing time and distance, minimizing service costs, optimizing load capacity utilization.
Real time monitoring of assets and goods using GPS devices and mobile apps enable immediate response to any incident, delay or deviation from the plan.
Planning tasks, monitoring their lifecycle, automated execution supervision and anomaly alerts.
Informing, preventing, alerting and escalating.
Automated communication with transport service providers. From carrier selection to freight bill settlement, resulting in serious time and effort reduction e.g. for invoice checking and settlement.
This module assists in making the right decisions within the shortest possible timeframe:
automatic customer delivery scheduling, cost control and optimization of transport assets. Key benefits include lower transport costs, increased productivity, shorter execution time and improved communication with customers and drivers.
Simple organizational changes can create large operational savings, often without any investment required.
Decision support for the fleet structure, type and number of vehicles required to carry out the current workload. An optimized fleet configuration and insight in the associated running costs will help support the decision between hiring, subcontracting or buying / leasing.
Efficient matching of requested customer services levels to existing sales and distribution networks.