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Transportation

The reality of increasing fuel prices coupled with a shrinking logging and trucking workforce, demands that the timber industry take advantage of technologies that allow managers to use transportation resources more effectively.

Optware RoadRunner is a transportation solution designed by Optware Solutions to maximize the use of your trucking resources.  The system is designed to provide best possible routing and scheduling which includes consideration of back-hauls.  The system generates a daily dispatch schedule for each truck in the fleet.  The objective is to reduce overall cost of transportation and get more out of your trucking investment.

The truck routing and dispatch problem is complex.  Optware RoadRunner can handle multiple harvest sites, multiple delivery points, multiple products (log species, chips, residuals), multiple truck and trailer configurations, and constraints around the workforce.

Once data is fed into Optware RoadRunner the optimizer uses a structured mathematical technique called linear-programming to systematically determine the best schedule.  The solution offered by this technology is often much better than less comprehensive methods.  Optimized schedules can reduce your costs by as much as 10% per year depending on the complexity of the business. 

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  • Steve Killgore, President, McKenzie Forest Products

    “We picked up well over 35% savings in our manufacturing costs in a one year period”

  • Michael McCollum, President Procurement, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    “We saved 1.5-2% of total fiber costs in transportation savings alone using Optware”

  • Mark Shuholm, Manager, Containerboard Division, Willamette Industries

    “Optimization allowed us to substantially improve our paper machine utilization across the Division”

  • Richard Dutchak, Engineering Manager, Loewen

    “We documented wood cost savings of just under $1,000,000 in the first year of using the software”

About Optware

Optware Solutions LLC was founded in 1991 (under the name Optware Consulting) as a company dedicated to the application of linear programming technology to the forest products industry. The first system installation was in a plywood plant in France. Optware Solutions has been a pioneer in the integration of relational database technology with linear programming.

Today, Optware Solutions offers a variety of state-of-the-art linear programming-related products and services. Optware Solutions believes that service is our business and we pledge to: place customer needs above our own, to protect confidential information, and to act in a professional manner.

Contact Us

12725 SW Millikan Way Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 645-2390
info@optware.com


16 Fell Avenue South
Burnaby B.C. V5B 3Y2, Canada
(604) 210-1290
info@optware.com