LogiLab

A software solution for decision support for modeling and optimizing logistics flows

Created by: Sébastien Lemieux, Sophie D'Amours, Mathieu Bouchard, Martin Simard Line Simoneau, Maxime Morneau-Pereira, Jonathan Gaudreault, Amélie Tremblay and Mustapha Ouhimmou

 

Logilab is a web software to help tactical decision using modelling and optimization. Created specifically to tackle the flow of goods and production plans of a value creation network that has divergent flow. Logilab enables to quickly view all the product flow between different business units before and after optimization for a given horizon. This tool facilitates the scenario analysis with graphical representation of impacts of the changes in a logistics network as closure / opening of a business unit, the addition of new clients, products, suppliers, competitors, new industries, etc.

Number of industrial situations can be represented and optimized with the help of logistics networks. There are currently a number of commercial software for expressing these networks and resolve problems. However, none are adequate in cases where the flows in networks are divergent: that is to say flows in the network are different in nature and may, at the exit of a node, diversify. For example, in the forestry industry, where at the entrance of a factory several different types of raw materials (forest is not uniform) and output is a basket of products (boards, chips, sawdust, etc. .). The prototype developed allows to plot a logistics network problem containing divergent flows and solve it.

 

* FPInnovations has obtained an exclusive license for certain markets.

SilviLab

Created by : FORAC Team

Silvilab is a strategic tool for forest management planning. This web application is meant to be used by all actors involved in the strategic forest planning. Silvilab provides a graphical representation of the territory in layers. Each layer is created from existing data including forest inventory, growth patterns, silvicultural treatments, public and forest roads, areas of pricing, ecological districts, etc.

In addition to standard features of a mapping system, the strength of Silvilab is the ability to assess the impact of forest planning models on industrial development. The application can assess the impact of existing strategic plans but also produce a new plan if it improves the economic value of the market while meeting performance constraints and established protection.

Silvilab is developed on a collaborative "cloud" architecture, enabling stakeholders to share management plans, comparison of scenarios and adding new data layers and in an environment that requires no deployment.