Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV located in Gent, Belgium, has purchased the product PSIglobal from PSI Logistics GmbH. The logistic company of the Honda Group uses this standard system for strategic planning, controlling and optimising logistics networks to check and streamline its multimodal procurement and distribution networks for the European motorcycle market.
Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV has been working with a leased version of PSIglobal since mid-2014. The functional scope of the standard system in daily operations was convincing. A range of applications in the software are used to expose the existing European Logistics network (inbound and outbound) in all its details. The software reveals opportunities in terms of service and cost which afterwards can be touched and further investigated in practice. The existing functional scope was used for, among other things, analysing existing ship/road procurement network and modelling and checking optimising alternatives. Due to the positive experiences in previous months and being convinced that the modelling capabilities can contribute to further logistics improvement, Honda decided to continue working with the software.
With its scenario technology and the integrated analysis methods PSIglobal allows modelling, checking, and optimisation of multimodal supply chain networks and logistics processes as well as the identification of key indicators and sensitivities. The model based approach calculates the optimum number and location of sites and optimises transport structures in order to reduce transport costs. Mathematical models allow the integration of predicted volumes and staff cost developments into the planning in order to calibrate the network accordingly. Within the last two years alone, a large number of leading brand manufacturers has selected PSIglobal for their logistics optimisations and thus, has optimised more than 100 million transport orders.
On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (gas, oil, electricity, heat, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,700 persons worldwide.