Last Mile Logistics

Align your organization's goals with the realities of logistics to make the most appropriate shipping decisions.

For many supply chains, transportation costs are a significant, if not the largest, component of total costs. Transportation networks evolve and expand over time with real-time decisions. The current network structure is often not designed for a specific objective, leading to annual transportation costs exceeding what they should be. Logistics planners often struggle to balance leased fleet sizes and the number of 3PL partners, select the right modes of transportation, and create routes that minimize costs and empty space movements. Market availability changes, increasing costs, and evolving customer demands further complicate these decisions.

To answer these challenging questions, there is a need for a new planning process that regularly analyzes the transportation network from end to end and determines the right transportation management policies.

What is the Solution?

Llama.ai is an AI-powered enterprise decision platform designed for analyzing the supply chain. It enhances the speed and quality of business decisions by offering essential analytical capabilities in one platform. By continuously pulling data from your supply chain ecosystem and processing it through a digital twin, Llama.ai reveals operational trends and balance points.

The Llama.ai platform has numerous tools to support your transportation decisions and determine optimum transportation management rules. To maintain your competitive advantage, you can continually improve your transportation network in a continuous cycle and adapt more quickly to external conditions. Supported by such technology, the transportation planning process provides the following benefits:

  • Test and compare all possible transportation methods based on your current shipping movements and costs to establish the most suitable structure.
  • Seize shipment consolidation opportunities to reduce transportation costs on multi-stop routes.
  • Determine the right supplier, manufacturing facility, and distribution center locations to achieve desired service level targets at the lowest cost and ensure customers are assigned to the correct distribution centers.
  • Create optimal shipment plans to achieve shipment frequency and truck utilization targets.
  • Optimize vehicle, container, and warehouse capacities to the fullest extent in your transportation network.
  • Determine the optimal fleet size and vehicle types.
  • Conduct simulations for each transportation management to verify service and inventory levels, make necessary investment decisions.
  • Determine the most suitable supplier shipments for collection centers and customers.