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Supply Chain and Logistics

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Supply chain network design and expansion - Location-capacity-technology selections for multi-tier networks
  • Integrated supply chain planning - Plants-warehouses-markets logistics allocations, Transport mode selections, Production mix, Procurement mix, Shortage allocations, Bottleneck prioritization, Alternate transport / allocation options
  • Inventory planning - Periodic stocking for seasonal fluctuations, Safety stocks for uncertain demands, Ordering and replenishment policies
  • Transport scheduling - Primary freight dispatch, Distribution end vehicle routing and delivery, International logistics planning – These include decisions of vehicle routing, dispatch scheduling, loading, unloading, routing for an origin-destination pair, selecting transport modes and service providers, consolidating multiple orders, etc



Manufacturing

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Production planning – Aggregate production mix, Short term production scheduling, Bottleneck prioritization
  • Inventory planning – Safety stocks and replenishment of raw materials and in-process inventory
  • Procurement planning – Procurement source mix and grade mix for raw materials and fuels (energy)
  • Process efficiency investment planning – Prioritizing investments in technology, operational and other options for improving energy efficiency and material efficiency
  • Quality control – Process quality control and diagnosis using QC charts and other techniques
  • Maintenance scheduling – Scheduling of planned maintenance of machines and equipment
  • Benchmarking productivity / efficiency – Relative comparison of efficiency of many production units or facilities that have multiple inputs and outputs


FMCG and Retail

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Distribution network design and expansion – Location-capacity-technology selections for warehouses, depots, retail outlets
  • Distribution planning – Warehouses-depots-markets allocations, Shortage allocations, Bottleneck prioritization, Alternate transport / allocation options
  • Inventory planning – Periodic stocking of SKUs for seasonal fluctuations, Safety stocks for uncertain demands, Ordering and replenishment policies for SKUs
  • Transport scheduling – Distribution end vehicle routing and delivery


Government / Policy and Infrastructure

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Infrastructure facilities network design and expansion – Location-capacity selections for facilities for sourcing and supply of raw materials, value added processing, transport and distribution – Relevant for governmental planning sectors like natural resources, minerals, agriculture, food, fertilizer, energy, transport, telecommunications, and education sectors
  • Logistics allocation, transportation and inventory planning – Relevant for natural resources, minerals, agriculture, food, fertilizer, and energy sectors
  • GIS based spatial planning for key sectors – Integrated decision support systems for land-use, transportation forest, energy and other sectors


Energy and Power

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Facilities network design and expansion – Location-capacity selections for facilities for energy conversion (power stations, oil refineries, decentralized renewable energy facilities, etc) and energy transportations (transmission & distribution grids, oil & gas pipelines, etc)
  • Logistics allocation, distribution and inventory planning – Production to markets allocations and inventory stocking – Relevant for oil and gas industries
  • Energy efficiency investment planning in a set of facilities – Prioritizing investments in technology, fuel, operational and other options for improving energy efficiency
  • Benchmarking productivity / efficiency – Relative comparison of efficiency of many energy conversion units or facilities or organizations
  • Operations and maintenance scheduling – Scheduling of operation and maintenance of power generating units, transformers and other T&D equipment, processes in refineries and other energy facilities


Environment and Climate Change

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Investment planning for carbon mitigation – Prioritizing investments in technology, fuel, operational and other options for improving energy efficiency and mitigating carbon emissions in a set of facilities and processes
  • Operational planning for carbon mitigation – Planning for production, procurement, transportation and distribution operations in order to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation policy analysis – Long term carbon mitigation analysis of technology mix and energy mix for energy supply and end-use sectors in a country, including renewable energy and other low-carbon options


Marketing, Finance, HR and Other Services

IGSA models, products and services can support the following decisions:

  • Advertising investment planning – Media-vehicle mix for enhancing exposure to target customer segments within limited budget and other resources
  • Investment planning for carbon mitigation – Prioritizing investments in technology, fuel, operational and other options for improving energy efficiency and mitigating carbon emissions in a set of facilities and processes
  • Investment portfolio planning – Financial investment mix for enhancing returns and controlling risk
  • Cash inventory planning – Mix of options to park cash for enhancing returns with desired liquidity and risk
  • Bank branch and ATM network design – Location-capacity mix for a network of bank branches and/or ATM facilities to access new markets, meet growth needs and desired service levels
  • Cash replenishment and transport routing for a set of ATMs – Cash replenishment policy and ATM refilling delivery scheduling to maximize service level at minimum cost
  • Newspaper printing and distribution scheduling – Scheduling printing and dispatch of newspapers from printing facility to multiple distribution points in a city in order to maximize service levels at minimum cost
  • Information network design and allocation – Network location-capacity planning and flow routing for telecommunications services
  • Manpower planning – Manpower requirements, allocation and promotions planning to meet future needs of growth, new skills, locations, etc.
  • Dialer-account-call planning for a call center
  • General resource allocation – Allocation of constrained resources among multiple candidate tasks or projects or clients or departments or regions or facilities
  • Benchmarking performance – Comparing and benchmarking performance (or productivity) of many work units, project groups/teams, departments, organizations, etc.

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