News: Barloworld launches New CAST Aurora 2.0 to enable Integrated Supply Chain Planning
Barloworld Supply Chain Software (SCS) has developed CAST Aurora
2.0 to incorporate procurement, production, logistics, inventory,
tax and carbon into a single planning platform for manufacturers,
retailers, and distributors.
This latest release incorporates robust new functionality to
support integrated supply chain planning within an organisation.
Driven by customer requirements, CAST Aurora 2.0 contains many
powerful, new features, including SKU inventory policy, carbon
emissions, and multi objective optimisation modules.
CAST Aurora 2.0 will enable companies to fully integrate all
relevant supply chain cost drivers into the traditional production
and logistics network optimisation process across both strategic
and tactical planning horizons.
Customers can deploy CAST Aurora 2.0 to evaluate how traditional
network changes such as number and location of warehouses not only
influence cost, profit and service, but also the network-wide
inventory requirements, tax liabilities and carbon footprint.
Furthermore, companies are able to optimise the network for
multiple custom objectives such as lowest cost, with minimum or
maximum capital investment, or carbon footprint targets. CAST
Aurora 2.0 is also highly scalable, exploiting the latest
technology platforms available internally or in the 'cloud'.
Since its introduction in 2011, Barloworld SCS has enjoyed
extraordinary success with the original CAST Aurora solution.
During that time this hugely popular supply chain planning software
has helped organisations identify between 5-20 percent cost savings
and service improvements. It is now widely recognised that
companies integrating supply chain planning across both functional
divisions and planning time horizons realise significant
improvements in logistics, inventory, and service performance
compared to companies planning their supply chain in traditional
'silos', or without integration.
Fraser Ironside, Barloworld SCS Head of Strategic Modelling for
CAST Aurora, commented:
"We are extremely excited about the opportunities CAST Aurora 2.0
offers. This latest release -maintains Barloworld SCS as a world
leader in integrated supply chain planning solutions that optimise
network, transport and inventory performance.
"Our customers, typically world leading manufacturers, retailers,
and distributors, will all benefit from the new integrated supply
chain planning functionality"
Barloworld will be delivering webinars showcasing the new
functionality throughout the year.
For further details call +44 (0)121 746 5350 or email