Optimizing logistic flows of supplies

CSNE - Canal Seine Nord-Europe
Modeling of flows, Simulation, Conception of the Supply Chain
Business goals
Define optimal logistic flows of supplies required for the construction of the Canal
Achieved results
30% of supplies on modal transportation

How to assess the supply capabilities and identify critical requirements?

The Seine-North Europe Canal aims to connect the Seine basin with the North of France and the Benelux countries through a large-scale canal.

However, the scale of this project requires the supply of several million tons of materials throughout its duration.

Therefore, the Project Owner wished to initiate a comprehensive logistic modeling and analysis on material supply in order to:

- Verify the availability of the required production capacities

- Assess opportunities and economics for modal transfer to waterways and railways

- Determine the infrastructure needed (railway platforms, docks, etc) to facilitate modal transfer

- Identify contractual requirements to be integrated into the company's tender documents.

Our Solutions

Dillygence has conducted a detailed flow analysis in order to define the optimal supply chain for the project. It has used Operational Excellence and modeling know-how, backed by its digital twin "DispoX".


Supplier capacities assessed, critical suppliers identified

Dillygence identified the main material suppliers and their production capacities. The next step then was to work within these constrains to plan optimal logistic chains from supplier sites to the relevant docks, sites, etc.

Localization and sizing of the railway platforms and docks

Another parameter to take into account in the optimal supply transport, was the future canal route. In order to do so, Dillygence computed the CO2 emissions in the model.

Conception of the Supply Chain

Dillygence's output determined which suppliers deliver which platforms or docks and hence, which otpimal mode of transportation to use to achieve the objectives.

Optimizing logistic flows of supplies

Transported on modal solution

Supplied volumes on low-emission modes