Logistics

Logistics is concerned primarily with the planning and execution of an efficient flow and storage of goods in the supply chain in order to satisfy customer demand.

Logistics Challenges include
- To have the right product in the right place at the right time
- To buffer between customer demand and factory capacity
- To optimise deliveries with storage requirements
- To deal with unexpected events/demands


Simulation in Logistics refers to the simulation of the transport and storage of materials during the whole or part of the life cycle of a product; from supplier, to factory, to warehouse, to distribution centre, to customer. In a simulation model:

  • Deliveries can be scheduled, storage locations can be sized and expiry/usage rates can be defined by SKU
  • Transport lead times can be defined by location and SKU type
  • Transport capacities can be defined
  • Automated systems (e.g. AMHS, AGV's Racking etc.) and their process times can be modelled
  • There are no data limitations
  • In fact, anything that can be described can be modelled



BEFORE YOU DO IT - MODEL IT

On-time delivery

  • ASRS Design
  • Warehouse Layout
  • Inventory Control
  • Supplier Selection
  • Delivery Scheduling
  • Shipping Methods