An article by flexis was published in the online issue of "Supply & Demand Chain Executive". The subject: “Transparency and Efficiency: Software Optimizes Coverage of Parts Demand”.
As automobile manufacturers continue to expand their production and supply chain networks worldwide, an increasing number of parts are transported by ship to the production site in mixed-part containers. During the long journey from continent to continent, the production program changes frequently, so the demand for parts is different from the time the containers were loaded to the time they arrive at their destination.
Shay Sidner, director of operations for flexis North America Inc., discusses this matter in an article you can find here.