Supply chain network design software

4flow NEVA® – rapid modeling and analysis of supply chain networks

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Businesses dependent on transportation benefit from having an agile supply chain. However, agile network design requires visibility over the entire network – a challenge without suitable software. This is where the supply chain modeling software 4flow NEVA® (Network Exploration, Visualization and Analysis) can help. It enables quick and easy interactive visualization and analysis of your baseline network structures within a few minutes.

  • 4flow NEVA® helps supply chain planners, analysts and consultants gain a better understanding of supply chain networks, enabling them to react quickly to changes and identify potential improvements.
  • 4flow NEVA® supports decision makers as an easy-to-use starting point for fast and strategic decision making.

4flow NEVA® is a user-friendly web-based application suitable for all industries and all modes of transportation.

Supply chain network transparency with visualization and analysis tools in just minutes

Process

Import data

 

Creation of network

 

Models and analysis

Model and analysis with KPIs

Costs

 

Throughput

 

Carbon footprint

 

Service level

 

Inventory

 

Utilization

Modeling and analysis functionalities for better supply chain network planning

1. Supply chain network visualization

In less than 10 minutes, 4flow NEVA® models your baseline network structure. Explore site locations, material flows, transportation lanes and regions of interest on interactive world maps, graphs and diagrams.

Based on your uploaded data, 4flow NEVA® will geocode your network sites. The geocoordinates are then used to calculate distance by road or air and transportation time between sites.

2. Network KPIs & analyses over time 

Using such key metrics as costs, transportation utilization, throughput and inventory sizes, 4flow NEVA can evaluate your transportation network’s performance and visualize the changes over time on interactive maps, graphs and diagrams.

By reviewing your network by year, month, quarter or week, you can easily identify small but significant changes in the structure of your transportation network and solve problems as they arise.

3. Identification of weaknesses in network

Pinpoint bottlenecks and potential for optimization in your baseline network with 4flow NEVA®’s powerful network visualization tools. Get improvement tips for your network design and make better informed decisions more quickly with software support.

4. Carbon footprint calculation and analysis ​

Calculate carbon emissions for shipments based on freight weight and mode of transportation. 4flow NEVA® supports effective measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions, exhaust emissions and air pollutants, and external costs related to climate change, exhaust emissions, accidents or noise. ​ ​

5. Center of gravity analysis

The center of gravity analysis enables you to find the ideal location for warehouse or distribution center facilities by considering transportation and demand patterns across your network.​ ​

Optimally located logistics sites empower businesses to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions, shorten delivery times, and improve service levels.

From the details to the big picture, you can see it all

Visualization and analysis of complex networks with thousands of lanes in minutes

Network transparency with relevant KPIs over time

Improvement tips for your supply chain network

Insight into network dynamics like changes in demand or lanes

Ready to use in less than a day

User-friendly with in-app support, user guides, online help and tutorials

Common use cases with 4flow NEVA®

Improve supply chain network transparency

Early-stage transparency improves the quality of planning and contributes to better decision making.

With 4flow NEVA®, you can improve network transparency and update stakeholders on short notice thanks to the software’s quick creation of overviews of the as-is network. Well-suited for inbound, outbound or intercompany networks, the modeling software performs center of gravity analyses to identify optimal locations for hubs or warehouses.

Track your network’s changing footprint

4flow NEVA® helps businesses review their baseline supply chain networks and consider changes like supplier locations and shipment volatility over time. ​

With relevant metrics like costs, transportation utilization, throughput and inventory sizes, 4flow NEVA® gives you an overview of your transportation network and lets you review details for certain suppliers or customers. By reviewing KPIs for a given time period, you can draw on various network scenarios to compare options and make better data-driven decisions to adapt quickly to changing environments.

See tips to improve your supply chain network

Businesses must continuously review and optimize their supply chains in today’s dynamic markets. Identifying weaknesses in as-is networks is a smart starting point for this network design process.

With 4flow NEVA®’s powerful visualization function, you can easily reveal risks to your supply chain network, such as changes in future demand. The software suggests tips to improve your network planning to prevent and protect against risks.

Soon, 4flow NEVA® will let you identify expensive or unsustainable modes of transportation to support continuous network improvement.

Improve sustainability with a carbon emissions dashboard​

Carbon emissions are becoming an increasingly important metric in supply chain networks as governments implement regulations and standards for sustainability.​ ​

4flow NEVA® measures and tracks greenhouse gases, carbon emission intensities, exhaust emission and air pollutants. In addition, the software calculates, analyzes and models related external costs, such as climate change, exhaust emission, accident and noise costs. ​ ​

These functionalities provide a sustainability baseline that can be used to monitor and report progress towards sustainability goals, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and identify potential to reduce carbon emissions.

Identify the optimal location for a new warehouse or distribution center​

Volatile demand, new markets and growth through M&A all require businesses to re-evaluate their current warehouse capacities and locations. ​

4flow NEVA®’s center of gravity analysis helps users consolidate facilities by identifying potential locations for new warehouses or distribution centers. This enables lower transportation costs and improved service levels for deliveries.

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