Supply chain network design software

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

Quickly gain transparency and improve supply chain planning quality with 4flow NEVA

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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.

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. Comparison of network structures over time

Review your transportation network over time – by year, quarter, month or week. By focusing on a shorter time frame, you can easily identify small but significant changes in the structure of your transportation network and solve problems as they arise.

3. Analysis of network at product level

Use filters and built-in visual settings to quickly analyze your networks with interactive maps, graphs and diagrams showing changes over time. Visualization tools can help you see and understand details that the human eye can miss with manual data assessments and calculations.

Easily create a list of sites within a given time radius or distance from a starting location with isochrone analysis.

4. KPI calculation

Evaluate your transportation network’s performance using relevant metrics such as costs, transportation utilization, throughput and inventory sizes.

Understand the performance of your transportation network over time and make critical improvements to achieve your strategic goals faster.

In addition to the typical KPIs, you will soon be able to review your carbon footprint to build a more sustainable supply chain network with 4flow NEVA.

5. 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.

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.

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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.

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