TNT achieves $260 million in cost savings with AIMMS-based optimization

$260 million in cost savings

Reduced carbon footprint

2012 Franz Edelman Award

Adopting an analysis-driven approach to decision-making

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TNT Express Managing Director Global Networks and Operations Chris Goossens

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Creating an optimization environment

TNT Express delivers over 4.7 million parcels, documents and pieces of freight weekly to more than 200 countries, all while maintaining strict service requirements. Until 2005, TNT Express’ decision-making for its complex logistical operations did not utilize mathematical support. But competitive challenges convinced company leaders that they had to take a more fact-based and analysis-driven approach to decision-making. This led them to adopt Operations Research, choosing AIMMS and ORTEC as technology and implementation partners.

 

About TNT Express

TNT is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT made €6.7 billion in revenue in 2014.

 

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