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OPT Shipping: don't give up the savings! Advanced delivery planning system: what, where, who, when 
and how to deliver.
OPT Shipping - Advanced distribution planning
Upside drivers with OPT Shipping

Far-reaching savings on planning process span

Anticipate negative events while keeping risks at bay

Rack up service levels

Lessen costs and input resources

Part of ACT Operations Research suite, this powerful proprietary product is one the most advanced planning system for short and long term distribution.
OPT Shipping optimizes and synchronizes multilevel networks shipments (e.g., factory, hub, warehouse, point of sales, customers).
When it comes to spot "what, whom, where, when and how" moving goods across logistics networks, OPT Shipping helps you minimizing logistics costs (e.g., transportation, handling) amid the most constrained logistics and scheduling conditions.


OPT Shipping features and usage model

Distribution planning (e.g. products delivery to POSs) constrained e.g., by transit points, time windows, loading capacity, transport modalities (e.g., road, sea, air, rail).
Ability to integrate with more applications, planning tools (e.g., ERP, TMS) and data-warehouse platforms
Stores' replenishment.
Fixed routes setting including transit points' loading agenda synch (e.g., tractions plan).
Delivery scheduling design (e.g. weekly calendars).

OPT Shipping can be coupled with other ACT Operations Research proprietary and third-party technologies such as ACT OPT Runner (fleet scheduling), ACT BEFORE (demand forecasting), ARENA and SIMIO (discrete-event simulation).

Main functionalities


  • costs minimization
  • service level maximization
  • resources optimization
  • multi-objective combination.


  • infrastructural (e.g., hub capacity)
  • temporal factors (e.g., inbound goods scheduling)
  • point of sales capacity
  • resources (e.g., vehicles, working hours)
  • goods (e.g., nonhomogeneous good types, fixed supply sources).


  • stock planning and inbound goods forecasting
  • planning horizon from a few days to a number of months
  • planning with fixed logistics resources
  • transit point dynamics and loading synch are considered.


Main features and add-on components

  • Optimization engine (OPT Calendar: delivery scheduling per week):
    • input: warehouses and service points (geo-position)
    • input: warehouses max productivity (e.g. daily, time range)
    • input: weekly point services demand and desired delivery frequency
    • output: delivery days minimizing logistics costs (e.g. transportation, handling).


Vertical markets

  • manufacturing distribution (e.g. factory, hub, stores)
  • logistics operators (e.g. with hub, warehouses and vehicles' fleet)
  • large-scale retail channels (e.g. transit point management).


ACT Operations Research technology integration and scalability

  • developed through Java technology
  • integrates with any SQL database compliant
  • integrates with ERP, TMS, WMS
  • a very powerful engine designed for parallel calculus
  • scalable for a number of CPUs

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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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