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PANALPINA: Panalpina cuts costs for its customers by up to 20 percent

Inventory Management Global Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution

"IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE offers advanced functionality, improving our ability to optimize global supply chains. Compared to our previous solution, the software features much richer capabilities and is much easier to use, helping us to cut the time and effort involved in generating optimizations by between 50 and 60 percent!" - Peter Karel, Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions, Panalpina

Business need
Panalpina strives to continuously improve its customers’ supply chains to help them increase the availability of their products in target markets, and to cut the time and costs involved in transporting goods. In the past, the company could pinpoint optimal locations for consolidation and distribution centers; it wanted to extend its offering by enabling the identification of optimal modes of transport.

Panalpina installed IBM® ILOG® LogicNet Plus® XE, enabling analysts to simulate “what-if” scenarios, and create and visualize models of supply chains, taking into account factors such as special handling requirements for the goods being distributed, transport and logistics costs, delivery times, distances travelled, agreed service levels and inventory management strategies.

Cuts costs by 20 percent on average by optimizing modes of transport, inventory levels, and locations of distribution centers. Reduces time spent on analysis and modeling by between 50 and 60 percent using a graphical, user-friendly interface.Enables Panalpina to extend its service offering by leveraging the tool’s various modeling and analysis functions.

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