Everyone talks about Santa's big night on his sleigh - a vision of efficiency with millions of chimneys traversed in a mere 24 hours. There's even a Kaggle contest to help him every year! But that's just the last mile.
Santa's operation is actually a huge global supply chain that only ends in that infamous flight the night of 12/24.
So, we thought we'd give Santa and ELF (Elven Logistics and Freight) a helping hand this holiday season, especially given the extra wrench COVID threw in their normal operations. In fact, Forbes even covered the fact that Santa has to operate with far fewer elves and tighter schedules this year. Santa's normal suppliers fell behind this year and toy production plans were disrupted. ELF had to send its own fleet of North Pole sleighs to do the job of sourcing and it seemed like supply levels changed almost daily!
So what did this super team manage to do? Nextmv Cloud helped ELF build an efficient Reindeer Fleet Router © that could respond to the latest supply levels in seconds using Hop, our decision modeling and optimization tool.
Dasher, Prancer, Vixen and the whole crew put in quite a number of overtime hours, running daily routes to pick up supplies across the globe - with a little jet powered help of course 😉
You may not have reindeer, but you can try out the base model on Nextmv Cloud!
It’s important to create opportunities to connect when building a distributed company. Retreats are one way to do that, even if they’re virtual. Here’s an in-depth look at our exact agenda for our first virtual retreat at Nextmv and what we learned in the process.
We’ve released Hop v0.7.1! This release introduces a new assigner framework for Hop to make it easier for customers to add custom business logic to assignment problems within our fleet engine.
You have two vehicles and ten locations to visit. What's the best way to route your fleet? You have seconds to solve and Nextmv Cloud. Ready, set, go!
Transporting raw milk from farms to processing plants is a daily occurrence that seems simple at first glance. But it gets complex quickly when time is of the essence and milk volumes vary.
We've released Hop v0.7.0! This release introduces a cool new feature we call expanders into Hop to help customers manage time to first feasible solution and memory use as they scale their models.
Building decision models into binaries is a beautiful thing. It eliminates a lot of sticky deployment processes and gets you to production faster.
We're thrilled to have FirstMark Capital lead our Series A round, putting even more momentum behind our vision to bring the power of decision science to every developer.
Everyone talks about Santa's big night on his sleigh - a vision of efficiency with millions of chimneys traversed in a mere 24 hours
Launching Nextmv Cloud
Our quarantined world is even more on-demand than it used to be. We order groceries, gadgets and green goddess salad, and they all show up at our doors within minutes.
Routing, Packing, and Clustering - Optimization Fundamentals
We completed our seed round!
How does Hop make decisions?
What does nextmv do?