Simplify Cylinder Delivery and Improve Efficiency with Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY™ Service

Apr 19, 2022, 15:44 PM by System
Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY™ helps to reduce time lost to cylinder outages with a more reliable gas supply, fewer deliveries, less paperwork, simplified billing and better labor management.

As your company grows, so does your need to efficiently manage all the moving parts of your business while keeping daily operations running smoothly – and that includes cylinder gas delivery. Having the gases you need, when you need them, should be the least of your worries. Wouldn’t it be great to reduce time lost to cylinder outages with a more reliable gas supply, fewer deliveries, less paperwork, simplified billing and better labor management? 

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You can have that – with Linde. Whether you call in your orders or have a scheduled delivery program, Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY™ service is an effective alternative to your current delivery processes. Based on a review of your facility’s historical cylinder usage, Linde will review your demand forecast, establish a stocking level and propose a delivery schedule. With Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY service, you know exactly when to expect our trucks. There are no surprise interruptions, and regardless of how many cylinders we deliver each visit, you will have the gas you need when you need it – with less time lost to outages.

Our High-Tech Approach to Cylinder Delivery

We start the process by reviewing your facility’s historical cylinder gas usage to predict future demand. The forecasting engine then predicts your cylinder use and need. The system will generate a forecasted schedule, and you can choose to approve the order prior to delivery or simply accept new orders automatically. Linde continually and automatically updates the system, and it will reforecast your cylinder needs based on your facility’s data.

Step 1: Order is generated by the forecasting engine.
Step 2: Order is approved by the customer.
Step 3: Order is delivered. Driver manually validates adequate supply levels.
Step 4: Inventory data is collected and entered back into the forecasting engine.

Step 5: Forecasting engine automatically adjusts future delivery volumes.

Measurably Improved Results 

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Here’s how Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY™ service can work for your facility. In this example, each vertical bar represents a delivery and its size. The deliveries were reduced by over 60 percent year over year. With PREDICTIVE DELIVERY, Linde makes fewer trips to your location with more cylinders.  

Linde’s PREDICTIVE DELIVERY service is the latest supply chain management solution from Linde to create reliability and efficiency at your facility. This automated, convenient service provides a reliable supply for your operation so you can get back to focusing on your business. Look to Linde for supply chain solutions to help you monitor cylinder levels, manage space on-site and streamline cylinder delivery for your facility. Reach out to your local Linde representative or contact us at 1-800-225-8247 to learn more.