Logistics leaders gather at Cirrus Logistics User Group 2015

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Logistics professionals gathered to discuss modelling and simulation techniques as well as industry developments

Cirrus Logistics welcomed industry professionals from far and wide as they gathered to discuss the latest developments and ideas in the logistics sector. The Cirrus Logistics User Group (#CUG15) brings together users from a host of sectors including third party logistics providers, retail, grocery, manufacturing and educators to name a few.

Collectively customers and industry experts discussed current innovations and the future of the sector as a whole as well as attending hands-on workshops and feedback sessions on the Cirrus Logistics product roadmap. In addition to updates on CLASS, the warehouse modelling and simulation tool, attendees were also given an early view of the next generation of Cirrus' COST2SERV Network Strategy application. The value of both products was highlighted by detailed, real-life case studies from Carlsberg and Certas Energy.

Simon Shore, managing director of Cirrus Logistics, opened the day with an impressive list of customers who the team have helped this year and outlined the innovative solutions and business benefits introduced by Cirrus Logistics to their global and diverse customer base.

Delegates were introduced to the latest version of Cirrus Logistics' CLASS software which enables users to make accurate, life-like warehouse models. New functionality in the system includes; export to CAD, the ability to add 3D objects from SketchUp, higher detail visuals with adaptive shadows and additional simulation objects such as compactors and hanging racks. These improvements were warmly welcomed by the delegates who were then able to road-test the new features in hands-on sessions.

Representatives from Carlsberg and Certas Energy outlined the key benefits that Cirrus Logistics had brought to their business. David Hauff, head of operations at Certas Energy, outlined how Cirrus Logistics' COST2SERV software had helped to realise the economies of scale generated by 12 years of acquisition, while ensuring high levels of customer service. Svetlana Pavlova, group warehouse senior manager at Carlsberg, highlighted how her team used CLASS software internationally to solve a range of operational challenges, including a particularly innovative scenario whereby CLASS helped evaluate the productivity impact of one-way routes in the warehouse.

The day was a resounding success with 100 per cent of attendees responding that they had found the conference useful. The team at Cirrus Logistics have already started planning their next UK User Group. Later this month the company will be supporting its Asia Pacific customers at its Singapore User Group on the 24th November, certain to be another informative and well attended event.

About Cirrus Logistics:
Cirrus Logistics has over 20 years' experience in developing advanced optimisation and simulation techniques that enable companies to create the best possible supply chain and maritime operational strategies, which return optimal financial benefits.

Cirrus Logistics offers a range of products that use Applied Modelling Algorithms (AMA) to efficiently solve design, optimisation and scheduling challenges across the logistics industry. The company's products enhance the decision making process through the use of rich 2D & 3D models, high impact graphical analytics, and quick to learn user interfaces.

Cirrus Logistics is part of the Centriq Group with offices in the UK, USA, France and Germany and is a sister company of Voiteq – www.voiteq.com


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