ORTEC and Walmart Host Webinar: Learn How Walmart Saves by Optimizing its Supply Chain

Mar 26, 2013, 10:40 ET from ORTEC

ATLANTA, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's leading retailer with $466 billion in 2012 sales and ORTEC, provider of innovative logistics optimization software announced they will share their story and results in a webinar on March 27, 2013, 11:00 am ET.  After implementing a route scheduling solution in 2009, ORTEC was asked in 2011 to implement a second solution to further optimize the grocery fleet domestically by optimizing pallet and loads, while building optimized delivery routes.

Solving the Puzzle: Walmart Leads the Way Integrating Loading and Routing
Walmart Transportation Technology Senior Manager, Steve Simpson, will describe how Walmart redeveloped its supply chain processes by globally implementing an integrated load design and routing solution. Dr. Goos Kant, ORTEC's Chief Retail & Transportation Strategist will also discuss how 7 out of 10 ten of the world's largest retail grocers have been innovating their supply chains with the same technology and how ORTEC optimization solutions have revolutionized complex retail supply chains globally. Learn how the growth of e-commerce and increasing fuel costs are driving a desperate desire for companies to increase efficiency and productivity as well as improve customer service.  Click here to register: http://campaigns.ortec.com/walmartwebinarmarch27.

"When developing your supply chain strategy, it is critical to take a step back and consider all pieces of the puzzle," commented Corne Aantjes, ORTEC's CEO of the Americas.  "We are excited that we have been able to deliver superior results in our partnership with a visionary company like Walmart.  Our worldwide leading solutions for vehicle routing, dispatch and load building are fully deployed across the network to support Walmart's goals of doubling fleet efficiency by October 2015 against the 2005 baseline.  Imagine the impact this has on the environment we live in and the competitive prices Walmart passes on to their customers."

Walmart does more with Less
Walmart's "Doing More With Less" initiative, supported by ORTEC, resulted in deploying innovative technology worldwide that is filling the trailer, improving routing and reducing empty mileage.  With approximately 7,500 drivers, the Walmart fleet drives more than 700 million miles annually.  This equates to about 30,000 times around the earth each year. 

About Walmart

Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2012 consolidated net sales of $466 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.


ORTEC is one of the world's largest providers of optimization solutions and services. ORTEC's products and services result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 1,750 customers worldwide, 700 employees and offices in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific Region.


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