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随着全球化的发展和国际贸易的日益增长,国际航运,洲际铁路,航空货运得到了飞速发展。物流公司,承运商投入大量资金购置卡车,集装箱,火车,货机等运输资源。然而这些运输资源广泛地分布于公路,港口,火车站或机场,如何根据供应链需求,智能的调度这些运输资源,提高运输资源的利用率,对所有的物流和运输企业都是一个极大的挑战。借助先进的计算机算法,SAP TRP(运输资源计划)系统可以优化运输资源配置,实现物流的优化运营。

In globalized world, many shippers and carriers with large investment in transportation equipment are facing challenge on managing huge mount of transportation resources such as vehicle, containers, rail etc. Many problems in transportation logistics involve managing a set of resources to satisfy the service requests that arrive randomly over time. For example, truckload carriers decide which load requests they should accept and to which locations they should reposition the empty vehicles. Railroad companies deploy the empty railcars to different stations in the network to serve the random customer demand in the most effective manner. Irrespective of the application setting, transportation resource management problems pose significant challenges.Executives often asks question like:

  • Is a resource available and is it always possible to determine an available to promise date?

  • Which supply and demand for empty resources do I have and can I allocate best the appropriate resource?

  • How can I reliably forecast the supply and demand of resources?

  • How to avoid repositionings of empties and increase the utilization of my resources by reducing my costs per resource?

  • How can I maintain and increase my service level?

SAP Transportation Resource Planning is a solution for planning, managing, and optimizing the use of your transportation resources. As an application that integrates with a central logistics system such as SAP Transportation Management, SAP Transportation Resource Planning gives you access to highly detailed data and statistics about your resources. This helps you ensure that the right resource is available at the right time and in the right place.
Process Flow of transportation planning

Key Features

  • Visibility of transportation resources

  • Supply&demand of empty transportation resources incl. forecasts

  • Resource planning to avoid and optimize repositioning, Provide Triangulation Decision Support

  • Resource balancing

  • Trigger plan execution in the transportation management system

  • Resource related KPI monitoring

Business Value

  • Improvement of utilization of transportation resources

  • Reduction of empty movement costs

  • Reduction of both resources and cost

  • Leverage service reliability due to advanced determination of availability

  • Improvement of transparency on operations

  • Feed the feeder – update business objects based on current plan/ forecast

Solution Introduction on YouTube