INFORM: Agile Optimization Strategy

 13 Jan 2017     Automation and Optimisation , Automated Decision Making, Digitalisation, Process Automation, TOS and Gate Control Systems, Container Handling, Automation Systems

PTI is proud to announce Dr. Eva Savelsberg, Senior Vice President of INFORM’s Logistics Division — specialising in Agile Optimization Software, as a speaker for the upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place 19 - 20th April 2017 in London.

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Dr. Savelsberg’s role in developing Agile Optimization Software requires rendering a wide range of business processes more productive, agile and reliable, including processes for maritime and inland ports as well as distribution centres.

INFORM is a partner and sponsor of the conference and has supported the event in being truly interactive. Audience members will be able to put their questions to our panel digitally, or personally, in real time.

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Dr. Savelsberg said: “Our software moves containers into the right place at the right time, giving them a head start for their next move. PTI moves the right C-level executives to London, giving them a competitive edge for their next strategic move.

“The conference will surely provide an excellent platform to strengthen our relationship with existing partners and clients. But we’re also very excited to discuss the benefits of optimisation software with other terminal operators and stakeholders in the logistics industry.”

View Savelsberg’s latest technical paper ‘A New Episode in Optimisation: The Agile Force Awakens’

More and more terminal tasks have to be coordinated simultaneously at high-speed and with permanent and unplannable changes: from rail to road and from quay to yard. Not only is the large volume of data overwhelming, but also the massive amount of possible actions.

This is where Agile Optimization comes in – a concept that takes human/computer interaction, rapid response to change and decision making quality to a new level.

Agile Optimization is equipped with algorithms that analyse a virtually endless number of scheduling decisions in real-time and identify those that are ideal for minimising costs and maximising speed.

The modular software can be used as an add-on to an existing Terminal Operating System (TOS), following a best-of-breed strategy for selecting the solution that is most suited for a particular task; e.g. rail crane operations, yard management, and so forth.

INFORM has been in the optimisation business for more than 45 years.

The company serves a wide span of logistics industries ranging from maritime and intermodal terminals, distribution centres as well as bulk materials logistics.

Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, more than 550 business analysts and software engineers, originating from more than 30 nations, provide systems to more than 1,000 customers worldwide.

Dr. Savelsberg is also a lecturer at the University of Aachen (RWTH), where she received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, and has since published four books and over 30 papers on innovation in freight transportation.

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