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LogicNet Plus XE now Available in German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
Today, the latest version of IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE was released. This new version of LogicNet Plus XE has been translated into 7 languages. It is available in
This is a major step for LogicNet Plus XE. It gives our clients around the world greater access to network optimization capabilities. LogicNet Plus XE already has many innovative and powerful features like multi-objective optimization. Click here for more details on the features of LogicNet Plus XE.
This release has been posted. If need help accessing it, please contact us.
At a the recent Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Toshiba gave the "Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winner Case Study Presentation." The talk was titled: "Using SCM to Create Competitive Advantage."
In the talk, they mentioned that they used IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE to model different options. Among the improvements that they saw, the cost per shipment decreased by more than 12%. In addition, obsolescence reduced by more than 40% and missed service calls reduced by more than 16%. This all helped lead to double digit growth in customer use of Toshiba Supply Chain Services.
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If you want an educational demo of our network design solution using our LogicNet Plus XE product, check our video on YouTube. Click here for the link.
We are jointly presenting with GE Healthcare on May 10th at 2PM ET in a webinar hosted by IndustryWeek. Click here for details and registration.
Here is a description of the session from the registration site:
Managing a global supply chain is a constant balancing act. Making sure you’re getting the best results means calculating thousands of trade-offs. You need to consider every cost and constraint associated with transportation, production, storage, and global trade, while keeping service levels as high as possible. And when you consider how unpredictable high-growth markets can be, the levels of complexity increase exponentially.
Attend this IndustryWeek webinar featuring experts from IBM and GE Healthcare to learn best practices for simplifying the complex. Find out how your company can calculate the best possible supply chain network design to meet rapidly expanding business needs.
You will learn:
The next Virtual Users Group will be held on Thursday Oct 13 at 11 AM ET / 5 PM Paris. The next user group sessions will cover the new features in the upcoming version of LogicNet Plus XE. The new version was announced this week and will ship in December. It has a lot of new capabilities that will increase the value you get from the tool.
If you did not get an invitation to the users group meeting, please let us know.
Or, if you are not a current client, but want to know more about how this version could help you, please let us know and we'll set up a meeting with you.
Having the ability to continually analyze and optimize your supply chain allows to you keep costs low, respond to customer requirements, and better support the overall business strategy. Firms using LogicNet Plus XE on an ongoing basis have been able to realize these benefits.
A good example of this is from Armstrong World Industries, "a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets with a focus on innovation, design and environmental sustainability." Here is a link to their case study.
The case study sites the ability to make better decisions as a key benefit of this type of on-going analytics:
Some business units within Armstrong do not make a change or investment without consulting with the central modeling team. Sometimes the modeling results confirm the preconceived notions and sometimes the results cause people to change their mind. In all cases, the process makes the managers in the business think more rigorously about the problem and allows for better solutions.
We also have a white paper on this topic as well if you would like additional information.
We recently had a chance to revisit a large model built prior to 2009 using LogicNet Plus XE (LNP XE) 6.0. Since machines change over time, we re-ran this model in LNP XE 6.0 an existing machine.
We then ran the same model on the same machines using LNP XE 7.0 (which was released in June 2009), and it ran 15% faster.
Using LNP XE 7.1 (released in June 2010), it ran 14% faster. Overall, run time decreased by 27% since LNP XE 6.0.
Of course, with these types of models, run times will vary from model to model. However, IBM's continued investment in the underlying performance allows LNP XE customers to solve larger problems and tackle different business issues.
Fidelitone Logistics recently announced that they are using LogicNet Plus XE to help analyze their customer's supply chains. They state that they can help remove 15-20% of costs:
"Based on customer order data, we were able to use ILOG to run several scenarios and analyze the geographic impact multiple locations would have on service and cost," explained Chuck Perry, director of customer solutions for Fidelitone. "This fact-based analysis shifted the client's assumptions and created a 15-20 percent reduction in cost for them. Additionally, the fact-based nature of the analysis enables us to be more competitive with pricing as our confidence level in the analysis has proven true with each application of the technology."Here is a link the press release picked up by Supply and Demand Chain Executive.
For a 15-minute video showing what LogicNet Plus XE does, click here for part one and here for part two.