Building firm improves supply chain

Building material firm HeidelbergCement is improving its supply chain with an i2 Technologies platform.

Building material firm HeidelbergCement is improving its supply chain with an i2 Technologies platform.

HeidelbergCement, Germany's biggest cement producer, has selected the i2 Supply Chain Strategist system to drive more efficiency through its production and distribution network.

The system is designed to support key strategic decisions at each stage of the supply chain, from raw materials procurement to finished goods distribution.

It can provide insight into the “trade offs” between alternative strategies regarding site location, facility missions, product mix, transportation strategies and inventory deployment strategies.

“After testing i2 Supply Chain Strategist for several months, we learned first-hand its ability to represent and optimise our complex supply chain, leading us to believe that i2 can help us achieve our goals," said Thomas Kern, director for group strategy & development at HeidelbergCement.

The initial implementation will be in eastern European countries, with plans for an eventual broader rollout.

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