Question: What is IBM Cloud Computing Optimization and Analytics?
IBM Watson Answer: Learn how companies are dealing with transformative events in their logistics network and managing uncertainty in a turbulent market.
Today, Transportation providers are struggling to meet the ever changing demand in the market. According to a recent Gartner study, current transportation market conditions including rapidly shifting customer demands, capacity constraints and congestion threaten to propel logistics costs. Demand for transportation providers will increase and shipper uncertainty will continue to become a reality, driving the need for new intelligence and insight, better transportation asset utilization, greater connectivity and transparency, and improved customer service. These challenges will require transport providers to better manage their operational networks.
Learn about the transformative technologies that power IBM's Watson, the new Jeopardy! Champion, that can help transportation providers implement strategies that will enable them to gain insight, optimize results and lead the transformation to smarter business and operating models.
Despite the turmoil of the transportation market there are advanced technologies to help steward firms through rate hikes, oil prices, driver shortage, congestion, and capacity constraints while managing today's network complexities.
The imperative for companies who want to outpace competitors is to reconsider how they apply optimization to take advantage of limited resources. Executives are looking to technology solutions to provide the tools they need for daily execution and long term strategic transportation decisions.
Executives Walter Heil and Dan Vanden Brink will discuss how the application of business analytics in conjunction with "as a Service" (SaaS) Transportation Management Systems helps optimize distribution and logistics decisions capabilities to:
- Reduce supply chain costs by optimizing and executing complex order fulfillment processes
- Improve operational efficiency by integrating operations with inventory and planning optimization
- Improve customer experience by fulfilling more perfect orders in the demand chain
This webcast was recorded on the show floor at ProMat 2011.
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