April 2011

Question: What is IBM Cloud Computing Optimization and Analytics?

Learn about the transformative technologies that power IBM's Watson, the new Jeopardy! Champion, that can help transportation providers implement strategies that will enable them to gain insight, optimize results and lead the transformation to smarter business and operating models.

Despite the turmoil of the transportation market there are advanced technologies to help steward firms through rate hikes, oil prices, driver shortage, congestion, and capacity constraints while managing today's network complexities.

The imperative for companies who want to outpace competitors is to reconsider how they apply optimization to take advantage of limited resources. Executives are looking to technology solutions to provide the tools they need for daily execution and long term strategic transportation decisions.

Executives Walter Heil and Dan Vanden Brink will discuss how the application of business analytics in conjunction with "as a Service" (SaaS) Transportation Management Systems helps optimize distribution and logistics decisions capabilities to:

  • Reduce supply chain costs by optimizing and executing complex order fulfillment processes
  • Improve operational efficiency by integrating operations with inventory and planning optimization
  • Improve customer experience by fulfilling more perfect orders in the demand chain

Featured Speakers:
Dan Vanden Brink, North America Leader, ILOG Optimization and Supply Chain
Walter Heil, Worldwide Sales Executive, Supply Chain Management Solutions, IBM Software Group

James Cooke, Editor at Large, DC Velocity

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