Supply Chain Design for Food and Beverage Companies
Route logistics, shelf-life requirements and rapidly changing consumer preferences make supply chain design for food and beverage companies very difficult to optimize. LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru includes features designed specifically for food and beverage companies. For instance, enterprise simulation is used for commodity price analysis and to test the robustness of the supply chain, given highly variable raw material costs. Inventory optimization helps analysts understand where inventory buffers should be placed to meet service level goals while minimizing inventory holding costs.
Supply and demand balancing is used to identify the lowest cost solution to satisfy seasonal demand, while satisfying production and warehousing capacity constraints. It can also be used to understand supply chain constraints on future projected demand.