Carlsberg and Cirrus Logistics Speak at CILT Logistics Simulation Forum
June 4, 2014
Cirrus Logistics, global leaders in decision support tools to the supply chain and maritime industries, presented yesterday with its customer Carlsberg, at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) forum on The Power of Simulation as a Key Decision Making Tool. The event took place at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus and was free to logistics professionals and students.
The event was part of a series of workshops, discussion forums and hands-on learning from the CILT and Cirrus Logistics. This event focussed on the application & development of Warehousing Simulation Software and the use of this software as a business decision support tool to enhance warehouse layout, process efficiency and test innovative ideas.
Carol Chapman, CLASS product manager and Chris Staddon, sales consultant at Cirrus Logistics spoke about the benefits of applying slotting strategies, outlining how simulation can be used to determine the impact on operational efficiency of different strategies.
Russell Drake, supply chain development director at Carlsberg, presented the company’s use of the CLASS simulation tool to continuously assess how changes in the overall business affect the performance of its warehouses including the impact of yard constraints.
Using the CLASS software on Sheffield Hallam University’s PC labs, attendees were able to experience first-hand the capability of warehouse design and simulation software in the Master Class Workshop held on the day.
“The event was a great success and we were privileged to be able to share our 20 years’ experience in testing supply chain challenges. It’s that experience that enables us to tailor our solutions to the exact needs of the industry and our customers,” remarked Simon Shore, managing director at Cirrus Logistics. “We received excellent feedback from the presentations and the hands-on workshop which was run for attendees to put the theory to the test.”