Supply Chain Design (a.k.a. Network Design, a.k.a. Network Optimization, a.k.a. Network Modeling) is one of the challenges in supply chain management that often gets thought of as a ‘nice to have’ or ‘we will do it when we have time’… Read More
Supply Chain Design
Most consumers desire a personal experience. We want the bartender to know our name and make our favorite drink just the way we like it. I want a suit that fits me just right and not one off the rack… Read More
The calendar has flipped from 2020 to 2021. Many people are bidding 2020 a hearty ‘raspberry’ farewell and are assuming 2021 has GOT to be better. Perhaps. But two things come to mind. One is that just because the number has… Read More
Labor costs in a supply chain can have a significant impact when deciding where your DCs should be located. According to the 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest median wages for Freight/Stock/Material… Read More
In a perfect world, when conducting a Supply Chain Design (SCD or alternatively called Network Design and Network Optimization) project to determine the optimal location for your Distribution Centers (DCs), it would be advantageous to incorporate all aspects of the… Read More
The duration of a Supply Chain Design (SCD) project, also called Network Design and Network Optimization, is dependent on many factors including availability of data, quality of data, the ability of the analysts/modelers, and level of detail desired. In our… Read More
A lot of the work involved in Supply Chain Design (SCD), also called Network Design and Network Optimization, requires the manipulation of large quantities of data.
One of the industries that has been hit hardest by the quarantine is foodservice. This white paper by Technomic estimates a drop in 18 to 26% of consumer spending in 2020 for the sector. The paper also discusses how different… Read More
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the technology and will serve as a foundation for future articles that will tackle specific aspects in greater detail.
Good news, this is NOT yet another article extolling the virtues of blockchains! In fact, it’s somewhat the contrary. We are not saying that blockchains are bad or useless, but some of us have been a little too optimistic in… Read More