Schneider Logistics Selects ILOG Technology to Reduce Transport Times and Costs for Schneider Customers

PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 5, 2003 -- ILOG(R), the world's leading supplier of enterprise-class software components, today announced that Schneider Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of third-party logistics services, has cut shipping costs and delivered as much as 25 percent savings to their customers since integrating ILOG optimization technology into its SUMIT(TM) technology suite.

Using ILOG Dispatcher(TM) to improve vehicle routes and schedules and thus reduce actual transport times, Schneider is saving its customers, which include General Motors, Thomson and Case New Holland, as much as thousands of dollars per day on their shipping costs. Schneider, working with 8,500 transport companies worldwide, manages 70,000 shipments a week -- representing about $6 billion in transport charges annually.

Schneider's industry-leading SUMIT suite produces freight routing schedules based on a complex set of constraints, including shipment weight, maximum allowable number and duration of stops, and federal and state vehicle transportation regulations. Faced with this complexity, Schneider Logistics is tasked with determining the most time- and cost-efficient routes possible.

By incorporating ILOG's award-winning optimization technology, Schneider has enabled SUMIT users to reduce the number of trucks on which they rely and deliver more shipments on time. This is because ILOG Dispatcher quickly calculates pickup and delivery deadlines, depot operating hours, and drivers' preferences for routes and days off. ILOG Dispatcher then delivers the optimal solution that combines multiple shipments into single delivery routes characterized by the lowest costs and fewest trucks possible while still meeting each customer's service and delivery agreements.

"Our customers all face significantly different logistics challenges, and our goal has always been to provide the optimal solution that best meets each customer's unique needs," said Ted Gifford, director of research for Schneider Logistics. "By incorporating ILOG Dispatcher into our existing applications, we provide our customers with a solution that is robust enough to handle complex problems that vary greatly in scale."

About Schneider Logistics, Inc.

Schneider Logistics is an international lead logistics provider that helps customers extract strategic business value from their supply chains in the form of lower distribution costs, reduced inventory, improved customer service, and increased availability to working capital. The company provides Global 2000 companies with a range of supply chain solutions, including supply chain engineering, supply chain management technologies and outsourced logistics services. Schneider Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schneider National Inc., North America's leading provider of premium transportation services.

Schneider Logistics has a long history of using information technology to help its customers compete more effectively, and is ranked number 36 on the InformationWeek 500, a listing of the largest and most innovative users of information technology. For more information about Schneider Logistics, visit or call 800-525-9358.

About ILOG

For more than 10 years, ILOG's innovative enterprise-class software components and services have helped companies maximize their business agility and improve operating efficiency. Over 1000 global corporations and more than 300 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's business rules, optimization and visualization technologies to achieve dramatic returns on investment, create market-defining products and services, and sharpen their competitive edge. For more details, please visit

NOTE: ILOG is a registered trademark, and ILOG Dispatcher is a trademark, of ILOG. SUMIT is a trademark of Schneider National, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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