ILOG, Inc. has created a new release of LogicNet Plus XE, version 6.0. The software offers network design and planning capabilities. The new version features support for international customers, along with several enhancements for greater ease of use. They include a new scenario simulator, which automates scenario comparisons so that supply-chain managers can see the business impact of changes in their supply chains before they deploy them. The application enables simultaneous network design and production sourcing or asset-planning optimization, taking into account seasonality and inventory requirements over time. New international features include the ability to handle multiple currencies, unique tariff structures and other constraints imposed by European transportation carriers. Ease-of-use features include an expanded toolbar for easier access to data forms, side-by-side comparisons, bulk-add records editing using Microsoft Excel, and improved demand graphing, which lets users view demand statistics with Pareto charts, line graphs and pie charts. The new version also features improved feasibility analysis, with penalties for violating certain constraints. LogicNet Plus XE 6.0 relies on high-performance optimization technology, embedding the just-released ILOG CPLEX 11.
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