network planning

Intelligent Network Planning for Vehicle Logistics

Complex distribution networks are challenging. Our software enables you to design and purchase the most cost efficient and robust network for vehicle logistics - we can also do this for you as a service.
 

Even under ideal conditions, finding the right balance between terminal operators and carriers in a complex new car distribution network is a major challenge. After all, many thousands of new vehicles must be delivered to the right dealer on time and in top condition.

Our software can help you with this demanding task - ensuring smooth vehicle distribution and allowing you to respond flexibly to changes.

Your benefits at a glance

  • High agility
    Enable flexible planning and simulation of your distribution networks at business required intervals through optimization.
  • Increase utilization
    Improve utilization of your distribution network by making the most of existing resources.
  • Reduce Costs
    Achieve significant cost savings by optimizing the selection of locations, transportation routes, and service providers.
  • High Quality
    Improve the quality of vehicle distribution and secure your network and customer relationships for the future.

 

Our network planning solution supports you on many levels

INFORM's network planning is based on many years of experience in vehicle logistics and offers a proven solution to redesign complex distribution networks quickly and cost effectively.

Network planning is immensely important because vehicles are unique compared to most other types of freight. Specialized vehicles are required because they are more susceptible to external damage and are so individual that they cannot be easily replaced with alternative units.

  • Strategic Planning
    Optimized planning of transport volumes in a region and simulation of different scenarios with possible network nodes, transport routes and logistics providers.
  • Innovative Optimization Technology
    Simulation of different scenarios in the network in the shortest possible time at the highest technical level, taking into account all relevant data for an optimized distribution network.
  • Consideration of individual constraints
    The system takes into account regional and customer-specific restrictions in the distribution network due to delivery dates and existing contracts.
  • Comprehensive reporting
    Real-time reporting and analysis of key business metrics for network planning.
  • Tendering Portal
    Automated tendering of transportation services based on optimized network data, with bids received via standardized interfaces.

Capacity bottlenecks anticipated

Special software allows you to identify volume bottlenecks early and avoid them by adjusting the network. Using agile optimization technology, the network is constantly reconfigured and adjusted, allowing business decisions to be made at the planning stage.

Information material

Success Story

Want to learn more about how our solutions work in the real world? Then you have come to the right place!

Jul 25, 2017 // Ruud Vossebeld

The impact of vehicles on automotive logistics

Tesla is starting production of its new Model 3. It is currently assumed that the basic version of the electric car will cost about $35,000 in the USA.

Nov 22, 2016 // Luisa Walendy

5 tips for vehicle yard operators

With a length of 265 metres and a height of 54 metres, the MV Parsifal is an impressive ship. Currently, the world's largest car carrier, capable of transporting around 6,000 cars, is underway near Panama, on its way to the largest car terminals in the world.

Aug 11, 2015 // Luisa Walendy

New car logistics - when cars are travelling

Puebla, Veracruz, Antwerp, Emden? What a route! But this is not the extraordinary pyramid tour of Dutch emigrants, but the exemplary distribution chain of German new cars.

Hartmut Haubrich

Hartmut Haubrich

Director Vehicle Logistics Systems

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