5725-A02 IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised:  April 29, 2015.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Description
TOC Link Program number TOC Link Operating environment
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Planning information
TOC Link Product positioning TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Security, auditability, and control

 
Product life cycle dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5725-A0207.02.002011/10/042011/12/09 2015/04/012021/07/01

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Program number
  • IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2.0 (5725-A02)

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Abstract

IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2 is a packaged decision-support solution for supply chain strategic planning such as network design and sourcing optimization. It is intended to complement and enhance existing investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions. Specifically, IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2 may help:

  • Design supply chains to achieve up to 15% reduction in logistics cost and up to 5% in manufacturing costs: Rationalize global supply chains to reduce operational costs though trade off between transportation, manufacturing, and facility costs. Manage business growth and capital investments by determining where and when new facilities are needed.

  • Improve customer service levels: Understand the trade-offs between least-cost and high-service distribution networks. Identify the most profitable customers in case of capacity shortages.

  • Develop supply chain strategies to complement and execute overall corporate strategy such as expansion into new markets, new products, merger and acquisitions, and divestitures.

  • Reveal operational improvements after mergers and acquisitions: Consolidate supply chain assets to improve efficiency and return on investment (ROI).

  • Develop contingency plans: Mitigate the business risk by analyzing various worst-case scenarios. Understand the cost and service impact of unexpected but potential events.

  • Identify least-cost production sourcing decisions: Optimize the decision making process on product sourcing strategies taking into account the capacity limitations, resource availabilities, and overall supply chain cost. Develop quarterly, monthly, and weekly production and sourcing plans.

  • Design tax-efficient supply chains: Understand the efficient and feasible ways to take the advantage of low tax regions to increase profitability. Maximize after-tax profit by balancing the costs of operating in different countries and trade zones.

  • Evaluate what-if scenarios: Understand the cost and service impact of changes in transportation costs, changes in manufacturing costs, changes to currency exchange rates or taxes, adding or removing shifts, or changing the source of products.

IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2 includes new features:

  • State-of-the-art optimization technologies
    • Ability to create and analyze multiple optimization objectives simultaneously
    • Improved multi-period modeling capabilities
    • Stochastic inventory planning capabilities
    • Practical center of gravity modeling

  • Improved navigation, maps, visualization, and reports
    • Incorporated ribbon control and tab navigation
    • Lane set visualization
    • Improved landed cost reports

  • More advanced transportation modeling with improved carrier blending and multi-capacitated trucks

  • Improved mapping and scenario open/close performance

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Product positioning

LogicNet Plus XE V7. 2 is part of a suite of on-premise Supply Chain Optimization solutions that complements IBM offerings such as ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst, ILOG Transportation Analyst, IBM Sterling TMS, IBM Sterling SCV, Cognos, and IBM Sterling WMS within the Smarter Commerce portfolio, specifically in the Buy and Sell customer agendas:

  • Buy: Smarter Commerce optimizes supplier and partner interactions based on changes in shopping and buying behavior across the supply chain and reconsiders partner roles and relationships to generate new and differentiating customer value. The IBM integrated portfolio of solutions includes Consulting and Services, Software, Advanced Analytics and Infrastructure for the following core business processes: Trading Partner Management; Supplier Management; Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility and Optimization; Logistics Management; Inventory Management, Procurement Transformation, Supply Chain and Procurement and Business Process Outsourcing.

  • Sell: Smarter Commerce enables customer and partner engagements so customers and partners can shop, exchange information, and collaborate across all touch points, spanning human, digital, social, and mobile modes of access that are optimized according to their preferences. The IBM integrated portfolio of solutions includes Consulting and Services, Software, and Advanced Analytics and Infrastructure for the following core business processes: Channel Transformation, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) Cross-channel Commerce, Distributed Order Orchestration, Fulfillment, Logistics, Supply Chain Optimization, Mobile Commerce, Retail Store, and Multi-channel and Contact Center Outsourcing.

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Highlights

IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE V7.2 enables you to more easily address both strategic and tactical supply chain decisions through enhanced ease of use and improved network design, sourcing optimization, and transportation modeling capabilities.

Benefits include:

  • Strategic and tactical business recommendations can be developed quicker thus increasing speed-to-market and supply chain agility.

  • The new navigation structure enable users to better understand the context and relationships of the various data tables, which makes for faster model building and scenario comparison.

  • More accessible and intuitive solution for business analysts who may not have backgrounds in operations or supply chain is delivered.

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Description

IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE, a software for supply chain network optimization and supply chain design, an off-the-shelf decision support solution for ongoing strategic planning. This solution helps determine optimal supply chain configurations by considering variables such as manufacturing costs and capabilities, transportation modes and costs, warehousing costs and capacities, taxes, duties and service constraints. This product handles some of the most complex networks and is capable of designing multitier global supply chains.

IBM LogicNet Plus XE facilitates quick analysis of the tradeoffs between production, warehousing, transportation costs, carbon footprint, and service requirements and additionally the calculation of the optimal network configuration for different cost and service objectives. Solutions can be viewed, compared and easily exported to tables and graphs for presentations and further analysis.

Problem-oriented features:

  • Evaluate the network and determine where and when new facilities are needed
  • Perform end-to-end supply chain optimization, referred to as global optimization
  • Consider many scenarios and frequently run what-ifs scenarios

Because the frequency of strategic decision making on matters such as facility locations, inventory positioning and production sourcing is relatively low (for example, quarterly, or annually), it is important to analyze many different scenarios in order to develop robust strategies and understand the trade-offs between different decisions.

Take uncertainties and risk into account. Uncertainties are inherent in planning on many levels. This not only includes uncertainty in demand, but also uncertainties in supply, as well as processing and transportation time. The ability to incorporate uncertainty into the supply chain model allows decision makers to determine the appropriate inventory levels at different locations for different products, thus satisfying service level targets while minimizing system-wide cost.

Help to reduce system-wide supply chain costs: the majority of a supply chains lifecycle cost is locked in the phase when strategic decisions determine the nature and design of the network such as determining the structure of the distribution network -- decisions on where to produce, and where to locate facilities.

For additional information, visit:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/sca/logicnet-plus-xe/

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website at:

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum system requirements:

  • 1.5 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 GB free hard drive space

Recommended system configuration: These requirements are highly dependent upon the size of planning models used:

  • Dual or Quad Core processor - Multiple CPUs allow concurrent optimization runs
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB free hard drive space
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 or higher for Edit in Excel functionality

Software requirements

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • 64-bit of all operating systems supported

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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

A Quick Start Guide is shipped with this product. No other printed publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at:

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
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Security, auditability, and control

IBM ILOG products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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