ILOG Plus Logic Tools Brings Innovation to Supply Chain Planning


ILOG’s acquisition of LogicTools is looking like a master stroke that will enable ILOG to bring real innovation to Supply Chain Management, especially in the area of Sales and Operations Planning.
LogicTools was founded in 1995 by David and Edith Simchi-Levi, who are well respected gurus at MIT.  Logic Tools offered tools for supply chain network design and multi-tier inventory optimization.  Supply chain design determines where and how many manufacturing plants and warehouses there should be, given expected demand and transport costs.  Inventory optimization calculates the investment in safety stocks, given the demand variability.  ILOG, which acquired LogicTools earlier this year, was best known for optimization tools, but had developed production and transport planning applications.  The combined entity is now offering innovative supply chain solutions.


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