Some global businesses still consider supply chain design to be an event that is initiated and completed once every three to five years, which often results in protracted project timeframes and short-sighted results. There is a strong and growing trend of large, multi-national businesses bringing supply chain design in-house for continuous improvement and innovation.
The more complex the supply chain, the greater the risk, and the automotive supply chain is as complex as it gets. Supply chain design technology enables automotive manufacturers to model, optimize and simulate supply chain network operations, transportation routes and inventory levels, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation.
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Enterprise simulation planning (ESP) enables businesses to see how the supply chain will perform under future demand and potential alternate supply chain structures and policies to reduce the risk inherent in strategy changes and to encourage continuous supply chain improvement and innovation.
From long-term and strategic initiatives to short-term and tactical planning, this white paper describes nine ways food and beverage companies can use modeling technology to tackle industry challenges and drive competitive advantage, including establishing manufacturing strategy, production capacity modeling, ensuring product freshness and sales, inventory and operations planning.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Learn how companies have leveraged supply chain design to model their supply chains, evaluate alternatives, optimize the network structure and simulate multiple scenarios in order to predict the resulting operational performance of merged organizations.
Supply Chain Simulation
Predict how your supply chain would perform under any circumstance with simulation, a unique form of analysis that truly factors time and variability into each individual transaction, decision and movement throughout the supply chain.
Cutting-edge demand classification technology integrated with network optimization and simulation enables cost reduction and increased inventory availability.
Like Money in a Coat Pocket: Uncover Hidden Cost Savings in Your Supply Chain
Learn four key modeling techniques used by many leading companies to “find” money in the supply chain.
Who designed this supply chain, anyway?
It’s a common question from senior executives when confronted with an end-to-end view of their supply chain.
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Many transportation networks are the product of history, developed over time as a company grows with expanding product lines and emerging markets. What if you designed your transportation network to be the best it can be?
What’s the real cost to meet this customer’s needs?
Accurate cost-to-serve data can enable increased profitability and informed decision making.
What if treating all products the same in your supply chain ultimately costs you money and diminishes your service level? What if buying products at the lowest cost actually hurts your profitability?
Near-shore/off-shore decision making all the way to risk management.
Model production footprint, operations and capacity as part of the end-to-end supply chain.
When you hear the term risk management, what comes to mind?
Hint: If you’re focusing your risk management plan on unplanned events or tsunamis, you’re missing the mark.
Companies are making supply chain design a core business function.
Here are three key recommendations for the successful implementation of a supply chain design center of excellence within your business.