Predictive analytics is already changing the way logistics companies do business, using big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to shape the planning process like never before. When this data is processed, logistics has the opportunity to become proactive in decision-making. In the military world, this can offer big advantages in terms of preparedness and the ability to deal with disruption, enabling real-time changes to logistics planning.
What are Predictive Analytics?
The data typically gathered for military operations planning is vast, disparate and covers different messaging protocols. Dealing with this inordinate amount of daily data requires intelligent solutions. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence tools are paving the way for enhanced data handling and analysis at all levels. Gathering, storing and analyzing big data – both current and historic – using the latest tools is enabling faster, more accurate predictions and real-time decision making.
How can analysis improve logistics operations?
When logistics data analysis offers the chance to help planners handle disruptions like the weather, for example, then downtime can immediately be reduced with alternate plans ready to go. This can also enhance the ability to predict budget requirements and other operational scenarios in advance. In the military logistics environment, the benefits of forwarding and alternate planning are clear.
The enhanced efficiency achieved through predictive analytics helps planners manage resources more effectively and enables scenario-building exercises, which can also be useful in training for preparedness. Gaining a clearer picture of operability in differing scenarios offers far greater understanding and this leads to an inevitable optimization of logistics readiness and operability.
How CLOS can help
CLOS uses a range of mathematical modeling techniques to optimize logistics planning. Built around analytics algorithms, CLOS factors all the available practical constraints, possible changes and updates, feasibility and best-case scenarios into the calculations.
CLOS features 3D packing optimization, Weight and Balance and network flow optimization to maximize air transportation operations and supports strategic mission planning at every level. With multiple solutions generated, covering different operational scenarios, military logistics planners can select the optimum plan with confidence.
The military logistics environment of the future promises to be a different place to that of today, with multi-location, multi-modal connections and disparate ground teams and war zones. The key to military preparedness lies in intelligent tools and predictive analytics.
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