mdp_logoUruguay (April 15, 2014) – Montes del Plata, a forestry company founded in Uruguay in 2009, is working closely with AIMMS and AIMMS partner UniSoma to develop new planning and decision support tools parallel to the construction of a new state-of-the-art pulp mill.

Montes del Plata has made significant investments in forestry plantation and research to support the construction of its new mill in the Uruguayan department of Colonia. It was also paramount for the company to develop a technological infrastructure to optimize the mill’s operations from the start. Montes del Plata found in UniSoma and AIMMS the expertise and technology to build two analytical decision support tools for inbound logistics planning. First, a tactical tool was built for budgeting, fleet sizing, overall transportation planning, and modes assessment. Secondly, an operational tool was built to support dynamic decision-making for the allocation of over 250 trucks, the automatic generation of transfer orders, minimization of queues in the field and in the courtyards, and modes synchronization. Both tools were customized to meet Montes del Plata’s exact business needs and objectives.

Roberto Mantovani, General IT Manager at Montes del Plata says: “Our AIMMS-based tools will enable us to react quickly to a variety of challenges and plan our new logistics operations in an agile and effective way. Moreover, we can add tools along the way as we see fit since the optimization back-bone is now available.”

Acting as an Enterprise App Store for optimization, AIMMS PRO will allow for the continuous deployment of new tools in different areas, putting the power of optimization directly into the hands of Montes del Plata’s staff members without the need for additional platform investments.

Volnei Santos, Partner and Technical Director at UniSoma explains: “Montes del Plata has chosen AIMMS PRO as their optimization back-bone. As the Development Manager of their AIMMS applications, I can say it will not only help us be more efficient, contributing to the fast-paced updating of our solution, it also helps to spread optimized planning within the company. Montes del Plata’s staff will be equipped with applications that will bring concrete results to the business.

It is always a pleasure to see our customers benefit from optimization. Montes del Platas decision to adopt optimization in order to be competitive from day one is very admirable. Both Unisoma and AIMMS are proud to contribute to their success, added AIMMS SVP of Global Sales and Product Strategy Gertjan de Lange.

About Montes del Plata

Montes del Plata is a forestry company founded in Uruguay in 2009. The objective of the company is to produce and export eucalyptus cellulose pulp to major world markets by operating in an efficient and sustainable manner from an environmental, economic and social standpoint.

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About UniSoma

UniSoma, established in 1984, is a Brazilian consultancy company specializing in the development and implementation of integrated production and logistics planning solutions. UniSoma develops supply chain management (SCM) solutions, also known as Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), using multidimensional representations of physical, economic, and management attributes and constraints.

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AIMMS is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, Seattle (US), Singapore and Shanghai. For over 20 years, the company has been developing and selling a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create high business impact with optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems.

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