Axionlog Selects ToolsGroup to Optimize Logistics Planning
Managing the cold chain for global restaurant brands such as McDonald’s and Subway
BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Axionlog, a logistics operator specializing in the “cold supply chain,” has chosen ToolsGroup software to optimize logistics planning for some of its major fast food customers in Latin America, including franchises like Subway, McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr. Axionlog’s nine distribution centers (DCs) reach more than 9000 delivery points with more than 750 trucks and 3500 routes per month.
In addition to integrated logistics solutions, Axionlog also offers its clients Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) supply chain planning, allowing them to focus on their core businesses. Axionlog optimizes logistics planning through ToolsGroup’s Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+), a powerful and innovative technology proven in more than 250 clients worldwide.
The main BPO service processes that Axionlog runs for its clients include demand forecasting, inventory target setting/optimization and replenishment proposals. These processes improve service levels while reducing costs associated with inventory, transportation, storage and other areas. ToolsGroup’s software calculates demand forecasts and plans replenishment for cold products down to the Product-Customer-Day level. Axionlog’s ability to plan at this extremely granular level of detail is essential to supporting its 40 first-class national and multi-national food companies.
The ‘Powerfully Simple’ philosophy behind ToolsGroup solutions is about supporting highly intelligent decisions with powerful algorithms while being easy to implement, learn and use. ToolsGroup’s SO99+ technology streamlines business processes, increases reliability and optimizes outcomes.
Axionlog is a provider of integrated logistics solutions for excellence in the supply chain, with a strong regional coverage. Founded in Argentina in 1994, it is increasing its presence in the local market and expanding and growing in Latin America. Currently, Axionlog has nine distribution centers, more than 700 employees, serves more than 40 customers from different segments and reaches over 9,000 delivery points in more than 3500 routes per month with more than 750 trucks.
Axionlog creates long term relationships with leading companies linked to gastronomy, food and mass consumption. It is proud to manage the logistics of McDonald’s franchisees and active in storage and distribution of chilled and frozen products to supermarkets, food companies, dairy companies, and processors of vegetables, potatoes and pre-frozen foods. The experience of working with global companies that demand the highest standards of quality, service, food hygiene and safety, demands rigorous application of controls to ensure safe food storage and distribution.
ToolsGroup (www.toolsgroup.com) is a global provider of Powerfully Simple supply chain planning software. Our customers overcome volatile demand and challenging supply chains to generate accurate forecasts and outstanding customer-service levels with less global inventory. Reliable behind-the-screen technology and scalable statistical models enable highly intelligent data-driven decision making. ToolsGroup’s solutions span key supply chain planning areas such as Demand Forecasting and Collaboration, S&OP, Demand Sensing, Promotion Forecasting and Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization.