In a recent conversation with AGRANA, a large sugar, starch, and fruit company based in Europe, we were reminded of the value of network design on an on-going basis.
AGRANA reports using LogicNet Plus both for strategic network design studies impacting the next 1-2 years, but also for the day-to-day issues that come up. These kind of daily studies can be done in the context of the full model or as simple stand alone models.
This daily use of network modeling helps a firm keep on top of its supply chain to continuously control and minimize costs or improve service.
AGRANA reported on the aspects of LogicNet Plus that makes all this possible:
"Sharp focus on the solutions to problems [AGRANA] deals with."
"Excellence [in] comparing scenarios"
"complete interface. There is no need of any programming."
Interestingly, this use of LogicNet Plus fits with IBM's Smarter Planet initiative: helping firms make better decisions with the data they have and providing tools that allow firms to do this faster and easier.