Transport optimization

Success with standardized procedures

Each opti­miza­tion project is unique, the pre­req­ui­sites, require­ments and expec­ta­tions are dif­fer­ent. Nev­er­the­less, the approach and pro­ce­dure of the project can be stan­dard­ized. This enables us to achieve com­pa­ra­ble results with min­i­mal costs, reduced error sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty and fast through­put times. Expe­ri­ences from var­i­ous projects are incor­po­rat­ed into the stan­dard.

Trust the facts

Trust your own data, cre­ate facts that reflect your own busi­ness. Key fig­ures from oth­er projects can help to iden­ti­fy out­liers, but are nev­er a sub­sti­tute for the devel­op­ment of your own key fig­ures, which in turn requires detailed analy­ses. Sta­tis­ti­cal meth­ods are used to obtain infor­ma­tion from col­lect­ed numer­i­cal data. An explorato­ry data analy­sis reveals cor­re­la­tions between dif­fer­ent vari­ables and dis­plays them with key fig­ures and (geo)graphic rep­re­sen­ta­tions.

IST Mapping of today’s tours as a basis for the comparative baseline

The actu­al image is adjust­ed until the devi­a­tion of the data from the account­ing and the data in the sim­u­la­tion sys­tem is only a few per­cent. The Big Pic­ture is accept­ed by the cus­tomer. The data and para­me­ters deter­mined in this way are then used to cal­cu­late free plan­ning as a base­line. The actu­al costs are used for cal­i­bra­tion and the costs of the base­line are used to com­pare the oth­er sce­nar­ios. Already in this process step, the first opti­miza­tion approach­es and quick­wins are often shown.

Forming tactical and strategic scenarios


With the help of a mor­pho­log­i­cal box we rep­re­sent the influ­enc­ing levers and their pos­si­ble char­ac­ter­is­tics. The sce­nar­ios to be cal­cu­lat­ed are then deter­mined togeth­er with the cus­tomer. Expe­ri­ence has shown that the cal­cu­la­tion results in turn yield find­ings which can lead to new oceanog­ra­phy.

Detailed planning


If the final sce­nario has been found (even­tu­al­ly sev­er­al), the final imple­men­ta­tion plan is cre­at­ed for this sce­nario. This pro­vides you with a detailed basis for the imple­men­ta­tion of the opti­miza­tion project.

Consider forecasts and trends in the scenarios

They face the chal­lenge of hav­ing to decide today on invest­ments that will have con­se­quences for their busi­ness over the next 5,10 or 20 years. We com­pile the rel­e­vant trends, for exam­ple as input and sup­ple­ment to sce­nar­ios. They quan­ti­fy their impact on their planned project and sim­u­late the impact in terms of time and cost.

The fol­low­ing top­ics can be analysed as exam­ples:


  • Traf­fic: How does the sales vol­ume in Switzer­land and neigh­bour­ing coun­tries devel­op on roads, rail­ways and in the air?
  •  Vehi­cles: Which new vehi­cle con­cepts are avail­able at what time and which oppor­tu­ni­ties and pos­si­bil­i­ties will open up for you?.
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tive approach­es: How do freight exchanges devel­op, for exam­ple, and how can they be quan­ti­ta­tive­ly mapped in their con­cept?
  • Influ­ence of dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion on logis­tics chains: Faster order pro­cess­ing, per­son­alised solu­tions, the Inter­net of things. RFID use.
  • Mod­ern logis­tics con­cept­sncepts logis­tiques mod­ernes: Trans­port bundling, green logis­tics, vehi­cle tech­nolo­gies, etc.…..
  • Soci­ety: Change in con­sumer behav­iour and oth­er con­sumer expec­ta­tions.

You are looking for the optimal location for depots, warehouses etc., we will calculate it.

Opti­mal loca­tions for depots and ware­hous­es are cru­cial for effi­cient trans­port logis­tics. We car­ry out the loca­tion analy­sis accord­ing to your spec­i­fi­ca­tions and eval­u­ate the impact of alter­na­tive stor­age and hub loca­tions on costs. Logis­tics loca­tions are the inter­face between cus­tomer and pro­duc­tion on the one hand and the main leg on the oth­er, form­ing the back­bone of every trans­port net­work.

Predictive Analytics

Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion increas­ing­ly deter­mines busi­ness process­es in com­pa­nies and influ­ences their eco­nom­ic suc­cess. In all areas huge amounts of data are gen­er­at­ed, which offer enor­mous pos­si­bil­i­ties and poten­tials. With Pre­dic­tive Ana­lyt­ics we help you to con­vert this data into val­ues, auto­mate process­es and thus start the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion.

Project exam­ples:

  • Deter­mi­na­tion of the opti­mum emp­ty­ing time of an under­floor con­tain­er;
  • Deter­mi­na­tion of the opti­mal replen­ish­ment time for mer­chan­dis­ing POS;
  • Cal­cu­la­tion of the opti­mal emp­ty­ing routes.