ORTEC and Walmart Host Webinar: Learn How Walmart Saves by Optimizing its
ATLANTA, March 26, 2013
ATLANTA, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's
leading retailer with $466 billion in 2012 sales and ORTEC, provider of
innovative logistics optimization software announced they will share their
story and results in a webinar on March 27, 2013, 11:00 am ET. After
implementing a route scheduling solution in 2009, ORTEC was asked in 2011 to
implement a second solution to further optimize the grocery fleet domestically
by optimizing pallet and loads, while building optimized delivery routes.
Solving the Puzzle: Walmart Leads the Way Integrating Loading and Routing
Walmart Transportation Technology Senior Manager, Steve Simpson, will describe
how Walmart redeveloped its supply chain processes by globally implementing an
integrated load design and routing solution. Dr. Goos Kant, ORTEC's Chief
Retail & Transportation Strategist will also discuss how 7 out of 10 ten of
the world's largest retail grocers have been innovating their supply chains
with the same technology and how ORTEC optimization solutions have
revolutionized complex retail supply chains globally. Learn how the growth of
e-commerce and increasing fuel costs are driving a desperate desire for
companies to increase efficiency and productivity as well as improve customer
service. Click here to register:
"When developing your supply chain strategy, it is critical to take a step
back and consider all pieces of the puzzle," commented Corne Aantjes, ORTEC's
CEO of the Americas. "We are excited that we have been able to deliver
superior results in our partnership with a visionary company like Walmart.
Our worldwide leading solutions for vehicle routing, dispatch and load
building are fully deployed across the network to support Walmart's goals of
doubling fleet efficiency by October 2015 against the 2005 baseline. Imagine
the impact this has on the environment we live in and the competitive prices
Walmart passes on to their customers."
Walmart does more with Less
Walmart's "Doing More With Less" initiative, supported by ORTEC, resulted in
deploying innovative technology worldwide that is filling the trailer,
improving routing and reducing empty mileage. With approximately 7,500
drivers, the Walmart fleet drives more than 700 million miles annually. This
equates to about 30,000 times around the earth each year.
Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at
over 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With
fiscal year 2012 consolidated net sales of $466 billion, Walmart employs 2.2
million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
ORTEC is one of the world's largest providers of optimization solutions and
services. ORTEC's products and services result in optimized fleet routing and
dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery
forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers
stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported
by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 1,750 customers worldwide, 700
employees and offices in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific
Contact: Lucy Flinn
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