Scheduling and Logistics Optimization

Increase overall efficiency and ROI with optimization by empowering operations research teams, app developers, and business users.

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Overview

Find best answers to complex questions within fast-moving time windows

FICO’s portfolio of optimization solutions isn’t just for data scientists. It also helps operations research and planning teams handle growing complexity within compressed timeframes. These technologies can be applied to predictive maintenance and dock door scheduling, facility and network design, load building, routing and more. From a huge range of possible decisions and actions, optimization pinpoints your best options for balancing multiple objectives within business constraints.

Features

With a rich feature set of advanced tools, FICO empowers business users to make faster, smarter, customer-focused decisions.

Make better schedules and decisions faster

Improve scheduling and planning by taking many more factors into account—including hidden (non-linear) data interrelationships, volatilities and uncertainties—without slowing down the process.

Infuse optimization into work

Rapidly deploy optimization models as powerful applications. Business users work with them in easy-to-understand terms. They can explore tradeoffs and sensitivities within their own decision-making processes by rapidly running any number of “What if?” scenarios.

Execute optimization as a web service

FICO optimization solutions simplify web deployment. Developers can incorporate input/output structures from optimization modeling directly into web services.

Increase agility in dynamic business environments

When conditions change, immediately identify the new optimal. FICO optimization solutions are being used by a US airline to reroute flights around unexpected weather and maintenance events, and by a top online retailer to make millions of daily decisions about constantly changing SKUs.

Multiply the power with ML + optimization

Machine learning can predict which equipment will need maintenance. Optimization modeling can create the best maintenance plan given all predictions. FICO solutions work with ML models and other AI, and support a broad set of optimization algorithms.

Market Intelligence

With automated and optimized decisions, you can update to market conditions faster than your competitors can, which enables you to capture market opportunities faster than anyone else.

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How it Works

See how you can make your business goals a reality and overcome your toughest challenges with a solution trusted by leading organizations worldwide.

FICO® Xpress Insight

FICO® Xpress Insight is a collaborative, interactive visual environment where less technical users can work with optimization models in easy-to-understand terms and deploy them as business applications.

FICO® Xpress Executor

FICO® Xpress Executor is a standalone engine for optimization execution services. It provides SOAP and REST interfaces to seamlessly integrate with FICO and third-party application development environments.

FICO® Xpress Solver

FICO® Xpress Solver is a comprehensive suite of industry-leading optimization algorithms and technologies for solving linear, mixed integer and non-linear problems.

FICO® Xpress Workbench™

FICO® Xpress Workbench™ is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building optimization models, services and complete solutions. It supports developer language/format preferences (Xpress Mosel, Xpress BCL, R, Python, Java, XML, etc.).
Technical Details

FICO solutions are built on the most advanced analytic science, leveraging decades of pioneering innovation and real-world expertise.

Use optimization to solve a wide range of complex, time-dependent challenges where you have multiple objectives and business constraints. For instance: optimizing maintenance schedules to maximize OEE while minimizing maintenance cost, safety stock, rework and scrap; optimizing truck loads to maintain service levels while minimizing transportation costs, waiting time and empty miles; optimizing production plans to maximize asset utilization while meeting profit targets and environmental regulations; optimizing production or distribution locations to balance resiliency with efficiency and cost targets.
Leverage FICO’s expertise as needed to achieve the level of self-sufficiency you require. We can provide training, modelling support and assistance with change management.
For nontechnical folks, deploy optimization models as apps with intuitive web-based user interfaces, 100% customized to job roles and workflows. FICO also provides complete modeling and development environments for your data scientists, as well as tools enabling your business analysts and operations research professionals to successfully apply optimization in their work.
Yes, FICO optimization solutions can “bolt onto” existing ERP and point solutions for master data, so you can easily capture inputs from host systems and return optimized outputs to them.
No, the idea is to augment experts’ abilities and help them keep up with the quickening pace of business. Optimization models can answer really difficult questions far faster than the human mind can think through the problem. But it’s also important to provide tools for human experts to understand tradeoffs, adjust constraints and choose an optimal approach that’s right for the business.
Yes, our optimization solutions include a complete modeling language, but you can easily import models from other languages and integrate optimization with ML and other AI.
Yes, FICO provides a sophisticated constraint editor for business users to quickly add complex constraints. More technical users can also add custom constraints at the model layer.
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Case Study

Nestle USA Applies Optimization Models to Save on Transportation and Production Costs

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