ANN ARBOR — The supply chain design software developer LLamasoft has rolled out version 8.1 of its Transportation Guru transportation network design software.
LLamasoft says there are “significant” technology and usability enhancements in the release.
Transportation Guru enables designers to integrate supply chain network design and transportation routing.
New capabilities give LLamasoft customers more ways to continuously improve the end-to-end transportation network and minimize transportation system costs. Included are:
* Fleet Optimization balances optimizing fleet size with identifying efficient multi-stop vehicle routes, maximizing utilization. By considering asset costs and location as part of the objective function, this breakthrough algorithm creates multi-stop routes with the right fleet mix.
* Continuous Moves Interleaved Shipments enables designers to plan interwoven pick-ups and drop-offs within cohesive routes while considering right-sizing the fleet and mode selection.
* Transportation Guru will identify if a shipment should be fulfilled via multi-stop route or via direct shipment (LTL, parcel, etc.) with mode selection technology. If the shipment will be fulfilled via multi-stop routing, the algorithm will determine which asset it should ship with. This reduces overall transportation system cost by right-sizing the fleet and determining optimal interleaved multi-stop routes while considering direct shipment costs.
* Periodic Shipment Balancing and Scheduling creates routes using daily shipment data to balance and schedule deliveries and pickups across a time period. This enables planners to determine a schedule for multi-stop vehicle routes to minimize costs while adhering to delivery frequency and scheduling requirements.
More, including a demo, at www.llamasoft.com/transportation-guru.