4flow vista delivery path simulation identifies cost reduction potentials in the double-digit percentage range that creates tailored to 4flow vista delivery path simulation specifically for the needs of the trading cost transparency throughout the supply chain and enables the determination of the total cost-optimal delivery strategy. Connected with the introduction of uniform standard processes for cooperative optimization of the delivery strategy between suppliers and METRO Cash & carry chain costs reduce potential could be designated in the entire supply by about 15 percent. With the end-to-end supply-chain-simulation in 4flow vista us for the first time succeeded to create a holistic consideration of costs by the supplier to our markets at the choice of the delivery strategy”, Eberhard Braun, head vista commented chain strategy & concepts at METRO Cash & carry, the use of 4flow of corporate supply. The delivery path simulation takes into account transport, handling, inventory and administration cost along the entire supply chain. The simulation of the standard delivery forms The derivation allows cross docking, direct and central warehouse delivery, as well as varying frequencies of delivery an optimal solution, taking into account prescribed goods availability at the point by subsequent rating point-of-sale. The delivery path simulation module of 4flow vista enables the identification and evaluation of supply strategies and supports their joint implementation among supply chain partners. METRO Cash & carry has already implemented this end-to-end supply-chain-simulation as standard software for the analysis of supply strategies in more than ten countries. A roll-out in the remaining countries is planned by the end of 2011.
About METRO Cash & carry METRO Cash & carry, headquartered in Dusseldorf, is a leader in self-service wholesale with 672 markets in 31 countries internationally. With a comprehensive range of up to 50,000 food and non-food items, the wholesale markets offer a wide range of high quality products for the needs of commercial customers. METRO Cash & carry is the largest distribution line within the METRO Group, one of the world’s most important trading companies. For further information, see. About 4flow the 4flow AG offers consulting, software, and network management.
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