Integrated material and transportation planning software

Optimize your material orders and achieve earlier cost savings in your supply chain

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Plan transportation simultaneously with material call-offs

Discover a new approach to material planning. Increase your planning efficiency and reduce costs by integrating transportation optimization into material planning processes (MRP run).

4flow’s material and transportation planning software considers critical transportation factors like volumes, weight, transportation costs, and capacities.

This enables businesses to make confident and profitable decisions, eliminate silos within the organization and achieve significant cost savings.

Cutting-edge technology

Powerful optimization algorithms ensure reliable planning and on-time availability of goods and materials. The software considers real-world transportation factors such as available lanes, transportation costs, and equipment restrictions when generating material orders.

Maximize transportation efficiency

Group orders into efficient shipments to maximize transportation utilization and reduce transportation costs. Direct benefits include increased FTL utilization and fewer trucks on the road for a more sustainable supply chain.

Industries

Automotive

Manage even the most complex global networks and counteract volatility. You can optimize complex networks to create significant transportation cost savings, more efficient supply chain processes, and end-to-end transparency with 4flow’s software solutions.

Consumer goods and retail

Ensure reliable on-time delivery of high-quality goods, reduce complexity, and save transportation costs in one tool. You can tackle changing consumer demands and increased transportation and shipping costs with 4flow’s software solutions.

Discrete manufacturing

Build a resilient supply chain with reliable availability of components for on-time manufacturing. You can overcome supply chain volatility, from raw material shortages to shipping container delays, with 4flow’s software solutions.

Customers

Benefits & features

>15% CO2 reduction

Cost savings of up to 10%

End-to-end transparency and
confident decision making

Improve transportation utilization
by up to 20%

Eliminate silos and ensure
supply chain resilience

Automation and optimization
of supply chain planning

 

Unique solutions for your individual setup

Smart material planning enabled by 2 software solutions

Transportation Load Optimizer (TLO) for Kinaxis RapidResponse®

Increase planning efficiency, save transportation costs and reduce CO2 emissions with RapidResponse®

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4flow TORO The plug-in solution for MRP optimization

Bridge the gap between material and transportation planning with common ERP systems – most commonly used with SAP

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The powerful algorithms can also be applied to the following

Additional use cases

Optimize container transports

Optimize order call-offs for orders delivered by container – similar to the utilization of truck loads

Optimized LTL shipping

Optimize your transport call-offs for LTL shipping if you frequently order small quantities

Integrate regional shippers

Create optimal shipments with materials or finished goods to refill your regional central warehouses or distributors.

Advanced end customer service

Manage aftersales inventory replenishment at service or sales partners efficiently and easily.

Want to discover how 4flow TORO can optimize your transportation network?


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Further reading

Case study

Maximizing freight container utilization for a discrete manufacturer

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Case study

Transforming automotive inbound LTL networks for 17% cost savings

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