Our logistics resource planning solution automates scheduling and re-allocates resources in case of dynamic rescheduling

A leading $7.5 billion automotive manufacturer ships thousands of units of finished goods on a monthly basis. These units are to be shipped through multiple transport modes like road & rail. The manufacturer continuously strives to optimize the transportation resources by maximizing shipment and at the same time minimizing delivery costs.

Challenge

The manufacturer had to ensure that

  • the demand across hundreds of dealerships are met on-time

  • while leveraging the maximum of the lowest cost transport resources.

It Required

  • impeccable planning and scheduling of transportation resources while

  • dynamically re-planning on a real-time basis

  • considering the field conditions,

  • while also considering the dozens of other constraints that needed to be met for this be achieved optimally.

Result

The manufacturer has been able to fully automate planning of his entire resources well in advance. This in-turn, provided the manufacturer complete visibility into resource requirements for the upcoming weeks / month while also delivering deep insights into the operations requirements to meet demand.

OptiRun’s auto-planning enabled the OEM to increase the material dispatch by over 2% and reduce the average cost of dispatch by material. This went a long way in meeting customer expectations while reducing logistics cost.

Solution

The manufacturer onboarded Enmovil’s OptiRun- a one in a suite of applications with optimal scheduling and planning algorithms that takes in many constraints to deliver a complete schedule for the upcoming days and weeks, as per OEM’s preferences. Some of the features of the solution are:

Automated scheduling : OptiRun handles various constraints, like availability of resources, price of resources, downtime management etc, to deliver an optimal scheduling plan with minimum costs.

Schedule monitoring & Auto-escalation : OptiRun handles various constraints, like availability of resources, price of resources, downtime management etc, to deliver an optimal scheduling plan with minimum costs.

Dynamic Re-scheduling : The actual movement of resources against the original plan are monitored by the application on a real time basis and it automatically manages resource re-allocation to maximize deliveries at lowest cost.