AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager – Decision Support System for Network Optimization

Logistics Network Optimization System

AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager (ALNM) is an IT solution for management, optimization and analysis of logistics networks, including production facilities, terminals, warehouses, retailer and transport. You have the ability to analyze all possible logistics scenarios and choose the best solution for your firm, using ALNM. The system can also support operational decisions, such as changes in transportation costs, sales volume fluctuations, natural disasters and other “what-if” scenarios.

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

What can ALNM do for you?




- Analyze costs of a logistics network

- Optimization of a logistics network

- Analysis of geographical location of the network object

- Identify bottlenecks in the network

- Optimization of inventory sizes

- Optimization of multiple scenarios

More


How Does ALNM Work?




Based on the demand forecast for each SKU, ALNM simulates your logistics network utilizing identified boundary conditions, specific details and dynamics of a particular system. Using simulation models, the ALNM system predicts how the logistics network will act in the future and calculates the metrics required by a manager for better decision making.

More

Why ALNM?




- Simulation based approach that can handle your network specifications

- State-of-the-art optimization algorithms

- “What-if” analysis

- Risk and change management

More

Video Presentation: Logistics Network Optimization Tool




Logistics Network Manager Video

More information:

Contact us

Success story

Success story: Logistics Network Manager introduction in a huge retail company

Leaflet

Download AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager leaflet

Transportation logistics optimization solution from AnyLogic:

Transportation and logistics management system

box-divider.gif

How It Works

Logistics Network Manager - Decision Support System for Logistics 

Based on the demand forecast for each SKU, ALNM simulates your logistics network utilizing identified boundary conditions, specific details and dynamics of a particular system. For example,

  • Real dynamics of a demand with all possible fluctuations (not just average)
  • Properties of inventories and re-ordering rules
  • Transport facilities and their characteristics
  • Various types of expenses (staff, transportation, storage, protection, insurance, etc.)
  • Retail prices

Using simulation models, the ALNM system predicts how the logistics network will act in the future and calculates the metrics required by a manager for better decision making.


ALNM optimization goals:

  • Minimize loss due to stock-out
  • Minimize logistics expenses
  • Maximize service level
box-divider.gif

How It Can Help You

  • Reproduce detailed behavior of the logistics network by means of simulation modeling
  • “What-if” analysis
  • Interactivity
  • Various levels of detail
  • Linkage to the geographical information
  • Detailed inventory data:

- Quantity of goods in the system, by object by SKU

   

- Losses because of deficit by object by SKU

  • Detailed information regarding system goals:
   

- Utilization

   

- Volume

   

- Staff

   

- Service level

  • Estimation of sales and loses
  • Full logistics cost analysis:
   

- Investments in change or modification of existing processes

   

- Staff

   

- Rent

   

- Storage

   

- Transportation

   

- Cost of goods

   

- Protection

   

- Insurance

Logistics network visualization on the map
  • Any boundary conditions:
   

- Routes

   

- Transport facilities

   

- Own transport facilities and rented

   

- Operating schedule

   

- Limitation related to terminals, warehouses, retailers

  • Logistics network visualization on the map
  • Detailed transport facility statistics:
   

- Number of vehicles by type (rail cars, trucks, vessels etc.)

   

- Number of rented vehicles by type

   

- Number of warehouses, terminals, stores served by a type of vehicles

   

- Utilization of vehicles

box-divider.gif

Why Choose ALNM?

Simulation based approach




ALNM’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.

Network Optimization with Simulation

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 ALNM system can complete any variety of experiment in order to test assumptions or proposition of change. For example, “If you build a new distribution center in New York, what is the effect on your logistics expenses?” or, “Is it more advantageous to deliver goods from Chicago to New York by rail versus trucks?” 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.

Risk Management in Logistics

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.


Contact us