Industrial use case: intelligent container load planning

BASF

Chemical Industry Leader

Multinational Company

Background

BASF SE is a multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. Its headquarters is located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Dorabot services the needs of BASF with regard to the company’s supply chain optimization solutions.  To date, efforts are focused on bolstering BASF’s shipping operations, particularly those origination in the Asia Pacific region.

Challenges

BASF produces a great variety of chemical products, often shipped together, according to strict rules for container loading and segmentation. 

The operation of the container booking team is separated from that of the container loading team, resulting in high communication costs

The loading rate needs to be improved. Delays accrue added costs and lost earnings.

Solution

· Dorabot’s CLP (Container Load Planning) software provides an intelligent management system to optimize the process of container booking and loading.

· Dorabot’s AI software delivers container load planning that maximizes use of space, providing significant annual cost savings.

· Adopt supply chain optimization solutions to optimize business processes, reducing the number of steps required, from 5 to 2.

· Allow for an unlimited number of constraints, with incredibly fast processing speed.

Customer Benefit

Streamline the container booking and loading process to improve operational efficiency

Visualization tools save time and reduce operating costs

99.99% sorting accuracy

Improved supply chain transparency and further digitization of the process