flexis recognized for Transportation Forecasting Solution
The authors recommend accepting that the volatility of business conditions and frequency of disruptions will continue to increase. Shippers should be more proactive to understand capacity needs and make transportation planning a part of the S&OP process as operational transportation planning is not enough.
The flexis solution for vehicle routing not only automates planning and execution for pickup and delivery routes with a smart process. Customers can use their results from the S&OP and Production plan and integrate it into their transportation planning. This way they can start planning their logistic needs further into the future.
The flexis vehicle routing solution allows dynamic routing with adjustments of the plan as conditions change, preventing unexpected events, such as traffic problems or last-minute customer requests, from causing costly disruptions. The solution also optimizes routes to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, social and environmental goals with each delivery.
Gartner® also recommends shippers and carriers to “shift from manual processes and spreadsheets and consider transportation forecasting tools if a company has current or projected freight capacity shortages.”*
Transportation forecasting solutions are more and more implemented to resolve this issue, and the flexis vehicle routing solution, which is in use for many years, provides visibility to the transportation needs of each route. Transportation planning is even more efficient if it is integrated into the S&OP process to extend forecasts further into the future. Manual planning with spreadsheets does not allow fast replanning and is unscalable and of limited capability.
The flexis vehicle routing solution is a cloud-based, dynamic routing solution that optimizes transportation forecasting, route planning, vehicle loading, and navigation.
**Gartner, Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, Dwight Klappich, June 27, 2022.
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