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


On-time delivery

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