Checklist for network design tooling

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Companies want to maximize their service levels while cutting costs at the same time, but these goals often contradict each other. How can you find the optimum balance when determining where to place facilities, their ideal size and how products should flow through the supply chain? That is what supply chain network design is all about.

Excel is still the most common technology used by companies for supply chain network design. However, as networks become more complex and involve major financial decisions, Excel is no longer a good fit – not only because spreadsheets have to be rebuilt to run new scenarios, but also because limited mathematical logic is available. Add to that poor integration, collaboration, deployment and support features, and the next step towards advanced technology becomes inevitable.

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by powerful mathematical optimization on the back end and intuitive scenario analysis capabilities on the front end. This empowers you to create optimal designs and expose hidden risks in your network. As a result, you can model your base case network, evaluate and quickly adapt to changes in the business environment, quantify optimization opportunities and back up investment decisions with data.

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Supply chain software vendor Aimms and Supply Chain Movement have developed a checklist to assess whether your company needs to replace Excel with advanced supply chain network design software. Answer a total of 10 questions to find out. Fill in the form below and receive the checklist in your mailbox.

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