Synchro-modal Logistics Optimization

Synchro-modality Benefits for Shippers and Operators

SYNCHRO-NET is an innovative approach to de-stress the supply chain, not only reducing costs for transport operators and their customers but also leading to greener, de-risked logistics operations that are more reliable and have lower environmental impact.

A key feature of SYNCHRO-NET is the use of real-time synchro-modal logistics optimization algorithms:

  • Synchro-modality allows goods to be dynamically routed through the supply chain, continuously optimizing the transport modes and routes chosen.
  • The optimization is not based on a simplistic cost model, but instead takes a balanced view of cost vs reliability vs sustainability vs lead time.

By working with industry leaders DHL, Cosco and Kuehne+Nagel, MJC² has proven the benefits of synchro-modality in several operations in Europe, delivering cost savings, GHG emission reductions and increased reliability for customers.

Benefits: Retailers, Shippers and Manufacturers

SYNCHRO-NET optimizes the strategic and real-time choices you make in your supply chain, balancing cost, transit time, risk and inventory. For example:

  • Can I really switch from truck to train and still maintain good service?
  • My goods have been delayed in transit by 1 week - what are the options?
  • Should I use the new short sea service offered by supplier X?
  • I plan to use a new trade lane next year - what is the best multimodal route?

SYNCHRO-NET provides collaborative optimization options to allow shippers to work with freight forwarders and transport providers to make the right choice for each lane and product group, taking a balanced view that reflects their customers' and shareholders' interests while supporting environmental policy and CSR obligations.

Benefits: Freight Forwarders and Transport Operators

SYNCHRO-NET is based on real-time multimodal logistics optimization algorithms that can automatically schedule end-to-end freight movements across multiple modes.

A multi-objective approach ensures that the choice is made taking into account cost and customer service requirements.

Integrated vehicle and driver scheduling modules ensure that the last mile component is continuously optimized and refined in response to delays, changing customer priorities and operational issues.

Benefits: Terminal Operators and Authorities

Key nodes and infrastructure of the supply chain are optimized also - SYNCHRO-NET is a multi-stakeholder environment. The logistics scheduling algorithms smooth the flow of freight through major hubs and terminals, and include integrated dock scheduling and berth allocation modules.

Congestion, noise and emissions around ports and rail terminals is reduced, benefiting the surrounding environment also. Faster turnaround and increased predictability of good flows enable port and customs authorities to optimize their resource utilisation and reduce costs.

Sustainable De-stressed Supply Chains

The SYNCHRO-NET tools allow logistics operators to reduce costs and environmental impact through advanced optimization of the multi-modal supply chain.

Furthermore, the use of these tools promotes efficient planning and management of processes at ports and terminals, reducing bottlenecks and smoothing flows through these key nodes in the supply chain.

This allows customs operations to optimize their operations, deploying resources in a more effective way to maximise efficiency.

 

 

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