Supply chain students at Cranfield to use CAST software from Barloworld SCS
Written by Molokini
Written on Monday, 12 December 2011
Global supply chain planning company, Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS), will be taking a number of sessions at Cranfield School of Management to support its logistics and supply chain courses.
The CAST Aurora software from Barloworld SCS will be used in both the full time MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Executive (part-time) MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
“We believe that the use of market leading technology, CAST Aurora software from Barloworld SCS, will enrich our logistics and supply chain courses,” says Dr Andrew Palmer of Cranfield School of Management. “It will support the academic theory of supply chain planning with ‘hands-on’ problem solving experience in an advanced supply chain planning software environment.”
CAST Aurora, a decision support software application used for supply chain modelling, strategic network design and optimisation, is the next generation in CAST Supply Chain Modelling software. CAST Aurora helps companies across various business sectors to identify savings and enhance efficiency within their supply chains, and users can typically expect to achieve a 10-15% saving on their supply chain costs.
Barloworld SCS specialists, including Jim Wilson, Strategic Planning Product Manager, will take sessions at Bedfordshire’s Cranfield School of Management, part of Cranfield University and one of the world’s leading business schools, to demonstrate the software to the students and provide expert answers and practical advice.
“These hands-on sessions will be supported by a case study and project examples” explains Jim Wilson of Barloworld SCS. “By offering tangible, real-world examples of how companies have re-engineered their supply chains, through the application of advanced supply chain planning theory and optimisation software, we hope to enhance the delegates’ learning experience.”
After a short introduction to the concepts and application of network design the candidates will be challenged with a spread sheet based exercise where they must find optimum distribution locations to service a European demand. They will then look at how this problem is constructed and solved using CAST software.
Barloworld SCS specialists will cover the fundamentals of the different optimisation techniques, before allowing the candidates to access the CAST software to model a range of network optimisation challenges focussing on cost, service level and capacity utilisation.
“The knowledge and expertise that the Barloworld SCS specialists can offer will be invaluable to the students,” adds Dr Andrew Palmer. “Having the experts that use and have developed that software, is going to be a real asset to the course.”
For further information about Barloworld Supply Chain Software please visit www.barloworldscs.co.uk.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Barloworld Supply Chain Software is a leading global supply chain planning company, providing expertise, tools and solutions to help companies optimise their supply chain networks, inventory and transportation.
It has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain planning, with more than 400 software installations across over 600 international clients, supported from offices in the UK, USA, Africa, U.A.E, China and partners worldwide.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software provides planning software and methodologies to support supply chain efficiency and continuous performance improvement. It offers global solutions in: Network design, Demand planning and forecasting, Inventory management, Inventory strategy, Integrated demand and supply planning, Carbon emissions optimisation and Transportation management.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software is part of the Logistics arm of Barloworld Plc, a South African multinational with over 18,200 employees and a turnover of more than $5.9 billion.
For further information please visit www.barloworldscs.com
Cranfield School of Management is one of Europe’s leading university management schools renowned for its strong links with industry and business. It is committed to providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including postgraduate degree programmes, management development, research and consultancy. www.som.cranfield.ac.uk
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