Understand the impact of different supplier strategies on costs and service levels.
Modelling can make informed decisions around the placing and number of manufacturing plants required to satisfy all customer demand, i.e. placing factories closer to your customers or suppliers and short agile production runs vs. larger production runs for economies of scale.
Determine the number and optimal location of facilities needed to meet demand. Greenfields and capacity throughput constraints are considered in the modelling process.
Through VSC’s network modelling capabilities companies can make informed decisions trading off owned vehicle distribution vs. outsourced distribution. Alternative modes of transportation can also be traded off in costs and service levels i.e. Air vs. Rail vs. Ocean vs. Road.
VSC’s modelling services are able to trade-off various distribution strategies and their impact on cost and service level. The customer policy looks at delivering to customers directly from a manufacturing plant or consolidating loads at distribution centres.
Multi-time period models determine stock levels: at a specific time, how much of which product should be stored, and where.
Network modelling allows tests of various scenarios of combined supply chains to determine cost and the changes needed.
Protect your network against unforeseen disasters or supplier shortages by modelling for the best alternative supply chain strategy.