"ProModel's technology allows the Organizing
Committee to view the impact of changes in a risk-free environment.
The animation gives an insightful look and valuable feedback
before we go into live operational mode."
- Grant Thomas, Salt Lake 2002 Olympics
Our predictive technology enables decision makers to reduce
costs, increase system capacity, accelerate cycle time and
improve customer service. Common custom logistics support
Transportation system design
Logistics support analysis
Supply chain optimization
Supporting 6 sigma projects
Evaluating new equipment and processes
Improving sales and operations planning
Capacity analysis and improvement
Identifying and minimizing bottlenecks and constraints
Here are a few specific examples from thousands of success
stories of how our customers have applied the ProModel technology
for logistics support analysis applications.
A Leading Appliance Manufacturer
Solution: Service Level Improvement Through Supply Chain Analysis
Situation: A $900 million division of the company was not meeting
customer delivery level requirements even though inventory
levels were high, product was available, and manufacturing
capacity was not an issue.
Conservative Estimated Results:
• ROI >1000%
• Direct savings $12,000,000 annually, and 12% reduction
in inventory carrying costs due to closing three factory warehouse
• Improved service level and lower projected lost sales
from product stock-outs
• Gained the capability thorough use of the simulation
solution to evaluate potential future changes to the supply
chain including costs, delivery timing, fleet sizing, and
Over the last 10 years in a variety of applications, ProModel has helped
DuPont save millions of dollars. One such application involves the optimal
design of their rail fleet, modeling the variability inherent in chemicals
production, tank car availability, transportation times, loading and
unloading times and customer demand. The first application only took
2 weeks and saved $500,000.
Solution: Transportation system design.
Volkswagen saved more than US$20 million per year with a custom solution
for their plant-to-distribution center-to-dealer delivery system. Improvements
included changing distribution center locations and subsequently replacing
some expensive truck routings with cheaper rail or sea routes.
Solution: Supply chain optimizaion.
ProModel technology has been used to model and improve the complex supply
chain for rocket engines and flight hardware between Thiokol's western
US facility and Cape Kennedy in Florida. Special logistics are required
to handle all the rocket parts, including reusable motor segments in
expensive rail cars. Our solution allows them to use less rail cars,
thus saving time and improving NASA flight schedule reliability. Savings
are estimated to be more than US$1 million.
Solution: Event logistics and planning.
The 2002 Winter Olympics were one of the most complex logistics challenges
EVER. ProModel products and services were used to design security systems
and bus transportation for most of the venues. The predictive technology
enabled the Salt Lake Organizing Committee to model and test various
scenarios related to security operations, weather, and transportation
Delta used ProModel to evaluate new equipment for transporting planes.
They evaluated an investment in new tugs that could be cross-utilized,
and developed an optimum solution that saved Delta millions of dollars.
Solution: Emergency prepardness.
The FAA Aviation Safety Hotline takes calls from people having knowledge
of FAA regulation violations and disasters. ProModel developed a custom
model of their phone system and expected variation of incoming calls
based on various past disasters. The solution was used to design and
evaluate new technology and staffing, thus improving customer service
to the public at lower cost.
Solutions: Airport baggage handling and security.
ProModel evaluated new technology and system design for screening of
checked baggage at Kennedy Airport. The objective was to screen bags
without excessive passenger wait times. A complete model was developed
that evaluated passenger and baggage movement from curbside to aircraft. Read
more on aviation security.