We provide math-based decision support system that you, as a decision maker, can use to generate more profit and improve the processes performances. Whether you are struggling with the formulation of strategic decisions on planning future events or you wish to lend a hand to your staff in making short-time decisions on the execution of operations our tools and our specialist team can help you. ACT Operations Research’ name and brand is already familiar to large organizations of complex processes and large-scale systems. Standing beneath real investments in research, we build best-of-breed “decision support math-technology” which has been proving to stand out competing technologies from global players. We draw out the optimization potential of your operations while unleashing pent-up profit margins by embedding our solutions in your systems. What’s more, with us you refrain from taking unconscious risks as we model the behaviour of your systems imitating the real world ahead you play live with your business decisions. At ACT Operations Research, we strive to make the difference in this ever-increasing innovation demanding world working hard to reach a world’s leading position in advanced decision support systems built on optimization, simulation, forecasting and process control expertise.
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Retail and consumer product goods manufacturing

The complexity of competitive context, the need for shorter reaction times as well as to stay productive while using at best business resources, this creates pressures for decision makers including operational managers. Consumers' behaviour and their preferences change quite quickly. Whilst multi-channel communication widen the opportunities to interact with different customers segments, this intensifies the competition. Retail and CPG companies that are not relying on decision support tools are exposed to inefficiencies, higher costs and to a lower efficacy while driving the business at risk.

Forecasting, simulation, math optimization

When it comes to competition, levering on targeted, synchronized, focused and unbiased resources is paramount.

With forecasting, simulation and math optimization we can move the right levers while catching opportunities while keeping risks at bay.


Commercial area

  With forecasting, simulation and math optimization we can move the right levers while catching opportunities while keeping risks at bay.


  • Sales forecasting (e.g., PoS, category, SKU)
  • Customers traffic flows forecasting
  • Efficiency analysis (e.g. PoS benchmarking, assortments)
  • Product elasticity for regular and promotion prices
  • Promotion, price and commercial operations optimization
  • Speculative buying optimization
  • Assortment definition on a store cluster or a store level
  • POSs lay-out analysis and simulation
  • POS resources optimization
  • Market analysis and competitors benchmarking while addressing
    business positioning.

Logistics area


  When it comes to competition, levering on targeted, synchronized, focused and unbiased resources is paramount.
  • Routing optimization and vehicles fleet scheduling (e.g. multi-depot,
    pick and drop)
  • Loading optimization and pallet load formation and stacking design in
  • Delivery planning (e.g. multi-level networks, transit points management)
  • Delivery scheduling design (e.g. weekly calendars)
  • Optimization and re-scheduling of fixed routes (e.g. traction plans,
    transit point management)
  • Transportation forecasting (e.g. volumes per POS)
  • Warehousing process simulation (e.g. inbound goods, stocking, picking, vehicle loading)
  • Inventory optimization
  • Picking and display optimization
    Production line scheduling and workforce management
  • ottimizzazione del carico e formazione dei pallet (3D)
  • pianificazione delle consegne su rete multi-livello (gestione dei transit point).


ACT Operations Research' references
At ACT Operations Research we have been working with top performing players in the Retail and CPG segments through direct and indirect engagements providing customers with proprietary and third parties technologies.

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ACT Operations Research products portfolio

  • BEFORE! is the ACT Operations Research' proprietary statistical tool for demand forecasting and revenue management
  • OPT Net designs efficient multi-level distribution networks
  • OPT Shipping, OPT Runner and OPT Loading are among the best optimization tools in the market for distribution, transportation and loads/cargo
  • OPT Warehouse and NET Solver for warehouse and loading area process optimization.
  • ARENA e SIMIO: the world's leading simulation software applications.

The offering includes SAS' powerful analytical and statistical tools which can be integrated with ACT Operations Research' optimization and forecasting engines.
ACT Operations Research provides customers with specialist support by building bespoke simulation models and implementing the most modern math optimization algorithms.

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We provide math-technology products and advanced solutions for:  
BEFORE! Predictive Analytics
The new generation of Forecasting Systems (Promo and Revenue Optimization)
BEFORE! Market Analytics
(KVI Analysis - Competitive Analysis - Category Efficiency Analysis)

OPT Shipping
Advanced deliveries planning engine
Design and simulate multilevel distribution network
OPT Runner
Trucks routing and scheduling optimization system
OPT Loading
3D container, truck and pallet loading optimization engine
OPT Vessel
Planning and scheduling of maritme transportation
OPT Warehouse
Math optimization suite for the warehouse process
NET Solver - RTD
Optimal dispatching in automatic warehouse!
The most used software for simulation projects
The new software for simulation projects
SCENARIO Navigator
Scenario analysis for simulations projects

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