Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru X (former Barloworld tool CAST)

May 01, 2005 4730 Views

Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru X (former Barloworld tool CAST) is a leading edge supply chain network design application used to model global or regional logistics networks. Llamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru X is used within the third party logistics, manufacturing, retail and consultancy sectors on a worldwide scale. It is a software tool to simulate different supply chain network scenarios on operational costs (warehousing, transport and inventory) and business constraints (lead-times, fixed warehouse locations, …). For this fixed business constraints can be integrated with optimization methods to produce outcomes that are both customized and cost minimized to the specific business criteria. The objective of Supply Chain Guru X is to determine the optimal supply chain network focusing on the number of manufacturing plants/warehouses and the centre-of-gravity where these manufacturing plants/warehouses should be located.

The typical advantage is the fact that there are actual geographic maps of road/water/rail networks available for all countries. This allows:

  • to work with your actual transportation rates instead of averages
  • for isochrone modeling: determine the actual transportation lead-times based on transportation distances, driving speed, and road types.

Apart from Supply Chain Guru X, Groenewout also uses transport routing software from ArcGIS, for more detailed analysis and optimization on transportation.

For questions, please contact Rob Wijnen.

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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.


European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.


Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).


Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.


Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.


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