Executive Briefings

Delivery Schedule Analysis - Optimization and Simulation

Challenge: A large food distributor conducted a study to quantify the financial impact to transportation of implementing tighter store delivery time windows. These more restrictive windows were beneficial to the store, as they provided more consistent delivery times. However, before committing to their stores, the customer needed to fully understand the transportation cost implications of operationalizing this change.

Solution: Manhattan transportation consulting services works with the customer using our unique what-if modeling capabilities. Through this process, we are able to simulate the effects of changing transportation policy.

Results: The customer was able to more accurately gauge the cost of implementing more restrictive delivery times. Results showed an approximate 8% increase in miles, with a similar % increase in the number of shipments. The study provided a much more accurate estimation of the cost of improving store service which would not otherwise have been known until the initiative had been operationalized.

About the Solution Provider: Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce solutions that drive top-line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience helps our customers worldwide adapt to the challenges of the omni-channel marketplace.

Web: www.manh.com

Email: web@manh.com

Phone: 770.955.7070

Solution: Manhattan transportation consulting services works with the customer using our unique what-if modeling capabilities. Through this process, we are able to simulate the effects of changing transportation policy.

Results: The customer was able to more accurately gauge the cost of implementing more restrictive delivery times. Results showed an approximate 8% increase in miles, with a similar % increase in the number of shipments. The study provided a much more accurate estimation of the cost of improving store service which would not otherwise have been known until the initiative had been operationalized.

About the Solution Provider: Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce solutions that drive top-line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience helps our customers worldwide adapt to the challenges of the omni-channel marketplace.

Web: www.manh.com

Email: web@manh.com

Phone: 770.955.7070