IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE facilitates quick analysis of the tradeoffs between production, warehousing, transportation costs, carbon footprint, and service requirements; as well as the calculation of the optimal network configuration for different cost and service objectives. A model’s solutions can be viewed, compared and easily exported to tables and graphs for presentations and further analysis.
Manage business growth
Evaluate the network and determine where and when new facilities are needed.
Reduce overall supply chain costs
Rationalize global distribution and manufacturing networks to help identify the most cost-efficient supply chain network.
Improve customer service
Optimize the balance between shipping and warehousing costs and service level requirements for improved product delivery times. The ability to respond to customer pressures and competitive threats is key to revenue growth.
Consolidate after mergers or acquisitions
Consolidate distribution and manufacturing networks following mergers or acquisition activities to more quickly realize your return on investment (ROI).
Perform contingency planning
Plan for unexpected events in the supply chain by showing the exact impact on costs, service levels, revenues and profits. Interactively develop and evaluate alternative plans to mitigate overall supply chain risk.
Perform what-if scenario analysis
Understand the impact of adding or removing plants and warehouses on the distribution and manufacturing network.
Optimize production sourcing decisions
Optimize the decision management process concerning where to produce or source products based on a total supply chain cost analysis. This facilitates objective cost-based decisions and monthly or quarterly changes, based on market demands.
Plan for a tax-efficient supply chain
Maximize after-tax profit by balancing the costs of operating in different locations with the applicable tax rates. Take advantage of low tax regions to increase profit.