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CLOS: PRODUCT DETAILS

As a collaborative decision-making (CDM) software tool, CLOS uses a variety of mathematical modelling techniques to accelerate and optimize the planning of safe, efficient and effective air transportation operations. Developed in collaboration with Optit, an accredited spinoff of the University of Bologna, CLOS is built around highly-advanced prescriptive analytics algorithms that handle all practical constraints for fast, accurate feasibility validation.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CLOS

  • Based on latest operations research
  • All available practical constraints factored into calculation
  • Adaptable to accommodate constraint updates/changes
  • Machine-learning mechanisms guide and accelerate functionality
  • Faster run-time during feasibility assignments

01: VOLUMETRIC PLANNING

An Air Transportation Request (ATR) sets out the requirements for items to be transported from one origin to one destination, with the aim of arranging those items into the minimum number of pallets and containers, and then loaded onto the minimum number of aircraft.

PALLET LOADING

CLOS uses 3-D Packing Optimization to load pallets with maximum efficiency, according to geometric containment and non-overlap constraints. With CLOS, you are equipped to manage:

  • Variability of items: single or multiple boxes, bulky/irregular items
  • Variability of pallets: standardized platforms or shaped containers
  • Orthogonal rotation of items
  • Practical pallet constraints e.g. maximum size and weight
  • Adherence to stacking rules and possible deformation of items
  • Item support: required proportion of base in contact with layer below
  • Pallet support: contact area to contain centre of gravity of the item
  • Dangerous items loaded in accordance with necessary safeguards
  • Loading sequence managed

AIRCRAFT LOADING

As well as ensuring pallets are loaded to optimal capacity, CLOS calculates the most efficient schedule for loading the pallets into one or more aircrafts.

With CLOS, you are equipped to manage:

  • Weight and size limit for each aircraft
  • Weight balance: length and width (momentum admissible range)
  • Compatibility between items and aircraft or position
Pallets volumetric simulations for logistics
Pallets volumetric simulations and planning
Pallets volumetric simulations
Pallets volumetric plan for logistics

02: MISSION PLANNING

CLOS supports your strategic mission-planning, using network flow optimization techniques to model the right schedule for your cargo, flight assets and destination requirements. Multiple solutions are generated rapidly based on ‘what if’ analysis, taking different operational scenarios and external events into account so you can arrive at the optimum plan.

With CLOS, you are equipped to manager:

  • Multi-commodity ATRs (origin, destination, items, release and due dates, etc)
  • A variety of origin–transit–destination nodes, each with specific characteristics and constraints
  • Multi-period planning, with missions specified over a time horizon of a certain number of days
  • Multi-modal connections (air, rail, nautical, road)
  • Physical, regulatory and operational constraints
  • Economic and/or QoS objective function
CLOS Military Mission Planning

02: MODULES

CLOS is built up of a series of modules that manage the optimization of the various stages of planning military logistics missions.

  • Messaging
  • Archives
  • Assets Manager
  • Mission Management
  • Cargo Handling
  • ATR
  • ATR Manager
  • Pax Boarding
  • Pax Check-in
  • Flight Control
  • Flight Monitor
  • Matrix
  • Task
  • Users
  • Weight and Balance
CLOS Military Logistics Optimization Software

Optimize your planning with CLOS

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