Volumetric Planning & Logistics Modelling

Volumetric Planning & Logistics Modelling

When it comes to military logistics, the process of Volumetric Planning becomes critical to ensure the wide range of supplies and materials, often hazardous, are handled properly within the supply chain and through receipt, storage and maintenance.

Often there are designated holding and processing areas and zones within military logistics and every aspect needs to be considered when carrying out strategic planning of maneuvers, whether personnel, supplies or hardware.

Development of the optimum logistics model

Creating the optimum plan involves careful calculation, consideration and analysis of all factors and available constraints. Producing an Air Transportation Request (ATR), which sets out the requirements – for what – from which origin – to which destination – is an often complex process that aims to ensure the items are arranged into the minimum number of containers to take up the minimum space on the minimum number of aircraft or other vehicles.

  • Simplified logistics modelling
  • Optimized shipments
  • Scalable and flexible

Volumetric planning and logistics modelling on this scale in the military arena is significantly simplified with the use of CLOS military logistics software, utilizing some of the most intelligent solutions available today. This feature of CLOS offers a new level of optimization for all types of shipments and ensures optimum scalability through powerful planning functionality.

Going beyond a standard volume calculator

Standard volume calculators are useful to the commercial sector transporting a wide range of regular consignments efficiently and with maximum load capacity. 3D calculators are increasing in popularity amongst the largest businesses due to their ability to fine-tune the transportation process and streamline the logistics.

The Volumetric Planning and Modelling feature of CLOS takes this calculation a step further with the functionality to also assess the type of consignment based on key parameters typical of military warehousing and calculating the optimum handling capability.

CLOS has been designed to optimize loading schedules at an operational level using volumetric planning techniques on a next-generation scale. Working on another, strategic level, CLOS’s powerful feature can enable accurate simulation to simplify decision-making.

  • Input variables for available asset options
  • Optimize resources
  • Adaptable to change

Considerations for volumetric planning systems

In a military environment there can be many defining factors that affect the planning of cargo loading and the movement of personnel. Every aspect is considered to ensure the safety and efficiency of logistics at every level. These could include:

  • Local regulations and minimum content value
  • Local content and sourcing decisions
  • Shelf-life (both physical and sourcing)
  • Local governance
  • Risk assessment and mitigation

In the movement of hazardous and dangerous materials and substances, the military platform carries the highest risks and volumetric planning in this case is crucial for both safety and security. It is equally important that hazardous materials and supplies are correctly stored in designated areas and maintenance records meticulously updated.

The functionality of the volumetric planning and modelling feature of CLOS ensure that all considerations are handled efficiently and effectively, while ensuring a validation of decisions based on the best and most up-to-date information available.

Want to know more?

CLOS was developed to meet specific military logistics requirements for the modern age of warfare. In a military environment, it is critical to ensure the security and protection of communications as a core competency.

CLOS helps to strengthen processes through automation and secures lines of communication through leverage of the latest smart and intelligent technologies to enhance operations at every level. CLOS is a one-stop solution to meet compliance and every other requirement across the military logistics sector.

Talk to A-ICE today about how our military logistics software can shape, accelerate and optimize your operations to meet the requirements of today, while remaining scalable, flexible and secure enough for those of tomorrow.

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