Stock Planning

Internation stock control is simple if only one has the right tools. Get a maximum result at minimal costs. An example from the airline industry: Airlines use containers to transport luggage, cargo and mail. Unoptimized planning

Some airports are short of containers. The central hub supplies those airports, the orange arrows in the example. The purple arrows show the redundant container, heading back to the central depot.
There is a lot to gain with this type of planning.

The second picture shows the optimum planning. The resulting container stocks are exactly the same. The optimal planning offers a number of big advantages:

Cost Cutting
Optimal planning The costs of transport are substantially lower. Fewer containers are transported, and on a shorter distance too.
Stocks get a refill more quickly. The available containers can be used more effectively.
Extra stock
The optimised example shows just 4 empty containers travelling. So the central depot has 3 extra containers available.
Lower workload
The first example needed 14x times ground handling activity: seven departures and seven arrivals. The optimised example has only 8 activities, saving 42% odd. The workload in the busy central depot decreases enormously. It goes down from 7 to 1 activity, a saving of more than 85%.
Additional Capacity
It takes precious capacity to transport empty containers. In the optimal planning there is more capacity available for transport of luggage, cargo and mail.
Of course this type of logistic planning is not exclusive to airline industry. A supermarket chain, computer supplier, or car dealer can achieve similar benefits. SUMit offers tailor made Software that perfectly matches your specific business situation.

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