Distribution Management

Why DMS?

The management of resources and processes used to deliver a product from a production location to the point-of-sale, including storage at warehousing locations or delivery to retail distribution points. Distribution management also includes determination of optimal quantities of a product for delivery to particular warehouses or points-of-sale in order to achieve the most efficient delivery to customers.
Overseeing the movement of goods from supplier or manufacturer to point of sale. Distribution management is an overarching term that refers to numerous activities and processes such as packaging, inventory, warehousing, supply chain and logistics.

Distribution management services in UAE, ODS

  • Reduce the duration of outages
  • Improve the speed and accuracy of outage predictions.
  • Reduce crew patrol and drive times through improved outage locating.
  • Improve the operational efficiency
  • Determine the crew resources necessary to achieve restoration objectives.
  • Effectively utilize resources between operating regions.
  • Determine when best to schedule mutual aid crews.
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • A DMS incorporates IVR and other mobile technologies, through which there is an improved outage communications for customer calls.
  • Provide customers with more accurate estimated restoration times.
  • Improve service reliability by tracking all customers affected by an outage, determining electrical configurations of every device on every feeder, and compiling details about each restoration process.

DMS Functions

In order to support proper decision making and O&M activities, DMS solutions should support the following functions:

  • Network visualization & support tools
  • Applications for Analytical & Remedial Action
  • Utility Planning Tools
  • System Protection Schemes
  • Network Connectivity Analysis (NCA)
  • Switching Schedule & Safety Management
  • State Estimation (SE)
  • Load Flow Applications (LFA)
  • Volt-VAR Control (VVC)
  • Load Shedding Application (LSA)
  • Fault Management & System Restoration (FMSR)
  • Load Balancing via Feeder Reconfiguration (LBFR)
  • Distribution Load Forecasting (DLF)