Logistics is the art and science of management, engineering and technical activities concerned with requirements, design and supplying, maintaining resources to support objectives plan and operation (Society of Logistics Engineers).
Logistics is a challenging and important activity because it serves as an integrating or boundary spanning function. It links suppliers with customers and it integrates functional entities across a company. With the ever-growing competition in today’s market place it becomes necessary for a firm to use its resources to focus on strategic opportunities. This includes several internal factors like management style, culture, human resources, facilities and several external factors like technology, globalization and competition.
Simulation software can help you increase your service reliability, optimize truck utilization, or complete more shipments. It can be used to identify areas of your logistics model that are causing problems, and then investigate solutions without expensive capital investments. FlexSim simulation software is especially effective at improving logistics systems. The pre-built objects make it easy to quickly build a model of your current system. With the model you can identify the problem and test solutions. Then you can improve your system with confidence.