Benefits of transportation simulation include:
- Testing/reviewing/questioning oversimplified transportation policies ("Why is it that we continue to use 3 freight trucks instead of 4 for shipping district X?")
- Examining the effects of alternative shipping windows ("How would customers respond to longer delivery times if it prevent rates from rising?")
- Fleshing out details to decision makers that justify changes in costs ("This is how would we respond to the sharp price increase from Shipper X because our history shows that...)
Additionally, what will a widespread implementation of transportation simulation software mean for long term strategic design tool? Will simulation push them out of the market?