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Agricultural Products Distributor

Company: Agricultural Products Distributor
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization
Abstract: With several facility leases nearing expiration, the company needed to determine optimal quantity and location for distribution centers and evaluate its CPU freight strategy.
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Packaging/CPG Company

Company: Packaging/CPG Company
Industry: Packaging/CPG
Solution(s): Product Flow-Path Analysis, Production Modeling
Abstract: Analysts used Supply Chain Guru to determine the optimal monthly production plan within their plants
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Food and Beverage Company

Company: Food and Beverage Company
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Greenfield Analysis
Abstract: A large U.S.-based meat processor needed to validate it’s network configuration and create a network model to be run each month for decision support
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Beverage Distributor

Company: Beverage Distributor
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Greenfield Analysis
Abstract: LLamasoft accommodates complex cost structures, enables a repeatable process for similar analyses and reduces the time to generate answers
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CPG/Healthcare Company

Company: CPG/Healthcare Company
Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods
Solution(s): Inventory Optimization, Simulation
Abstract: Combining cycle stock and safety stock optimization and then validating with simulation results in 25 percent reduction in total inventory cost
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Food and Beverage Company

Company: Food and Beverage Company
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Capacity Planning
Abstract: Following a major acquisition, a food and beverage producer needed to assess capacity requirements for its distribution network.
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Automotive Parts

Company: Automotive Parts
Industry: Automotive
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Baseline Model, Greenfield
Abstract: In order to improve its brand image, a major auto manufacturer needed to improve service levels in its Asian service parts network.
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Chemical & Plastics Company

Company: Chemical & Plastics Company
Industry: Chemical & Petroleum
Solution(s): Network Design, Greenfield
Abstract: In order to optimize their distribution network and minimize transportation, distribution costs, the company needed best-in-class supply chain design technology.
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Cold Storage 3PL

Company: Cold Storage 3PL
Industry: Logistics & 3PL
Solution(s): Cost-to-Serve, Route Optimization
Abstract: Facing continued expansion, the company needed to test the impact of using a dedicated fleet to replace their LTL delivery network.
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Diet & Health Products

Company: Diet & Health Products
Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Greenfield, Capacity Placement
Abstract: After double-digit growth in sales, the company needed to understand the capacity limits of its existing network and the point at which expansion would be needed.
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Dow Corning

Company: Dow Corning
Industry: Chemical & Petroleum
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Network Design, Greenfield
Abstract: Dow Corning needed to expand networks to handle projected growth; develop supply chain models and bring design process in-house.
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Food Manufacturing Latin America

Company: Food Manufacturing Latin America
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Capacity Planning, Greenfield
Abstract: In order to meet the growing demand for their products in upcoming years, a multi-national food manufacturing company needed to model and optimize their supply chain network operations.
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Luxury Goods

Company: Luxury Goods
Industry: Retail
Solution(s): Network Design, Production Placement, Inventory Flow
Abstract: A major manufacturer of luxury goods and apparel needed to redesign their supply chain to maximize sales at full retail price across all brands throughout the Asian market.
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Frac Sands

Company: Frac Sands
Industry: Chemical & Petroleum
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Sustainability
Abstract: One of the world's largest oil-field service providers needed to have a model of its frac-sand supply chain available so they could quickly adjust for changing market demand.
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Outdoor Retailer

Company: Outdoor Retailer
Industry: Retail
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Greenfield, Inventory Flow
Abstract: As they opened new retail locations the company needed to evaluate the need for new DCs and best locations for new facilities.
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Life Sciences

Company: Life Sciences
Industry: Life Sciences
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Capacity Planning, Cost-to-Serve
Abstract: A Canadian medical testing company needed to model and redesign critical aspects of their service network.
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Russian Beer Distributor

Company: Russian Beer Distributor
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Production Placement
Abstract: Faced with tax and regulation increases, brewery needed to design a more efficient and nimple network.
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Food Manufacturing S&OP Latin America

Company: Food Manufacturing S&OP Latin America
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Sales & Operations Planning, Greenfield
Abstract: A multi-national food manufacturer had performed network optimization and now took on production and distribution planning for their regional operations.
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Memory Device Manufacturer

Company: Memory Device Manufacturer
Industry: High Tech/Electronics
Solution(s): Cost-to-Serve, Inventory Flow, Mode Selection
Abstract: Following flooding in Thailand, the company needed to re-design their air-frieght based supply chain and examine different transportation modes.
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Various

Company: Various
Industry: Various
Solution(s): Transportation Network Design
Abstract: Read about how 10 companies have leveraged LLamasoft Transportation Guru for transportation network design and route optimization.
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Public Health Networks

Company: Public Health Networks
Industry: Public Health
Solution(s): Network Design, Network Optimization
Abstract: Ministry of Health needed to know if a decentralized network would increase service levels in distributing medical goods across the country.
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Australian Fuel Supplier/Convenience Retailer

Company: Australian Fuel Supplier/Convenience Retailer
Industry: Chemical
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Capacity Planning
Abstract: Company needed to migrate to a fully functional modeling system that was easily integrated with their existing SAP systems. The new system needed to be able to create and maintain a baseline model, run sensitivity analysis, perform safety stock optimization and run simulations of likely scenarios.
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Shoe Company

Company: Shoe Company
Industry: Retail
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Greenfield
Abstract: Facing a projected average annual growth of 255% over the next five years, the company needed to understand the impact on its network and if existing DCs could handle it.
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Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

Company: Heavy Equipment Manufacturing
Industry: Manufacturing/Auto
Solution(s): Network Design, Inventory Flow, Capacity Placement
Abstract: Company needed to increase shipper performance to greater than 95% while compressing supply base response times by 20%.
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Australian Beer Distributor

Company: Australian Beer Distributor
Industry: Food & Beverage
Solution(s): Network Optimization, Production Placement
Abstract: Company wanted to explore balancing and redistribution of production capacity and evaluate potential impact of droughts and extreme weather on operations.
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