Optimized loading, agile transport plans, and flexibility payoff when delivering concrete, bulk goods, asphalt, cement and palletized goods during the planning stage and on day of delivery.
During the planning stage, numerous objectives, inputs, variables and constraints must be considered: different truck characteristics, alternative production and storage locations, loading queues, "ex-works" or "Franco" orders, and frequent delivery location changes.
On the day of delivery, unpredictable events must be accounted for, such as vehicle breakdowns, traffic holdups, and ad hoc orders - none of these things should be allowed to breach service level agreements (SLAs). In this context, agile optimization and flexibility offer distinct competitive advantages.
SyncroTESS, for construction materials logistics, optimizes transport scheduling and time slot management. INFORM's software offers manufacturers, and suppliers of construction materials, the capability to have the price and service quality factors work in their favor by providing effective support in the following areas:
- Preliminary tactical planning,
- Availability checks,
- Time slot management,
- Real-time scheduling,
- Real-time optimization.
In each case, the system uses the best optimization algorithms available for the area concerned. The system benefits from INFORM's experience gathered over 25 successful years in construction materials logistics.