EBook: 10 Tips for Elevating Supply Chain Design from a Project to a Differentiating Business Process
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.
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.
Supply chain design technology enables companies to model their supply chains, evaluate alternatives, optimize the network structure and simulate multiple scenarios in order to predict the resulting operational performance of the merged organizations. Learn how to utilize supply chain modeling across all stages and types of M&A activity.
Discrete event simulation is a unique form of analysis that truly factors time and variability into each individual transaction, decision and movement throughout the supply chain. Learn simulation creates a detailed model of the end-to-end supply chain that incorporates variability into elements such as demand, sourcing lead times, transport times, handling and production.
Much like that money in your coat, there are numerous supply chain cost saving opportunities that are hidden just below the surface at most companies, and you can utilize supply chain modeling technology to uncover that money. Read this whitepaper to learn the four key modeling techniques used by many leading companies to “find” money in the supply chain.
Many of the world's best known companies’ supply chains grew from a series of historical accidents rather than intentional design. By creating living models of the corporate supply chain, companies can examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions and analyze the trade-offs of cost, service and risk.
How can you design a transportation network that can achieve its full potential? Only through computations that isolate your legacy infrastructure and model the data with a ‘what if’ freedom. Transportation network design is a rapidly-growing analysis approach that enables companies to create digital “models” of their end-to-end supply chains to evaluate new strategies and identify break-through performance improvements.
Many of the world’s leading retailers have dramatically increased their profitability by designing the optimal supply chain to achieve the desired (highest) customer service level at the lowest cost. Read this whitepaper to learn supply chain design strategies used by the world’s leading retailers to achieve maximum profitability. These strategies include: Omni-Channel Fulfillment, Supply Chain Segmentation, Right-Sizing Inventory, Product Flow-Path Optimization and more.
Many of the world’s leading companies have found that modeling production footprint, operations and capacity as part of their end-to-end supply chain design practice can be the key to outperforming the competition. This article highlights five production modeling initiatives, along with real-life examples, of how some of the world’s leading companies have leveraged production modeling to drive true competitive advantage through better supply chain design.
By creating living models of the end-to-end supply chain, companies can examine how the supply chain will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions, and analyze the trade-offs between cost, service and risk. These companies are able to mitigate business risk through the engineering of their supply chain operations. This whitepaper highlights three key elements of supply chain risk mitigation: Visibility, Scenario Analysis, and Rapid Response.
There is a strong and ever-increasing trend of companies making supply chain design a core business function, and using this competency as a competitive weapon for their business. They are using modeling technology to continuously optimize the end-to-end supply chain to improve service levels, identify major cost savings, reduce risk and stay ahead of other companies in their market. Here are three tips for how to create your own COE.