Ortec presents its latest developments at one of Europe's largest intra-logistics trade fairs

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The theme of this year's 10th International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow is 'Innovation & Networks for Sustainable Growth.' Ortec is all set to demonstrate its capabilities in this area by presenting to the market its advanced planning and route optimisation solutions. Speaking about the event, Nina Malaka, Senior Business Consultant at Ortec, enthuses: "Our latest software developments are really cutting edge, especially with regard to the ability to re-optimise plans in real-time. That's why we're excited to present them to the market at this year's exhibition. Our ultimate aim is to demonstrate that with the rights tools, it is possible to achieve the most optimal route plans, even during execution."

Very latest optimisation techniques
The LogiMAT trade show will take place between 13 and 15 March 2012, in the new exhibition center at Stuttgart airport in Germany. Ortec's team of consultants will be on hand at stand 361 in hall 7 to answer questions, perform product demos and explain how companies across a broad industry spectrum can benefit from the very latest optimisation techniques.

Real-time insight into congested routes
Perhaps the most eagerly awaited Ortec TD development is the real-time traffic congestion module that will assist planners in responding to delays due to road traffic accidents, road closures or adverse weather etc. In this latest version, planners will have access to an informative, colour-coded, map layer, which overlays the existing Ortec TD map client and provides real-time insight into congested routes. The real-time traffic data, supplied by partners such as Navteq, can help companies to avoid congestion and calculate more accurate estimated times of arrival. Planners can then use the more realistic ETAs to reorder route and drop sequences if required.

Interactive reporting & analytics dashboard
Ortec TD now features several real-time, interactive, operational reports that will benefit planners and management alike. KPIs and target variables can be defined in the system in order to compare plans against specific benchmarks such as average load per trailer, or average transportation cost per unit loaded etc. A key benefit of these new reports is the ability to interact with the data. Records can be expanded and closed, users can drill-down via hyperlinks, and if required, the data can be exported.

Intuitive GUI for optimised usability
In addition to extensive functionality, Ortec TD also features an intuitive graphical user interface. Planners can enhance data visibility via a number of customizable options to optimally display, sort and analyse all types of planning data, and they can now configure columns to graphically display any of the values in a grid cell. As a result of this enhanced usability and intuitiveness, planners and dispatchers stand to benefit from increased decision-making support in their daily job.

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