Supply Chain Modelling

What is the expected performance and possible weak links of your supply chain? The expensive way to find out is by trial and error. Modelling and simulation offer a much cheaper way.

Why supply chain modelling?

Supply chains are found in many different industries and comprise the complete process from raw materials to the consumer. They contain various steps such as production, processing, storage, transportation and retailing. Many of these steps are typically evaluated as stand-alone systems. Attempting to optimize only one segment may result in a costly improvement which has no effect, since the bottleneck is somewhere else in the supply chain. Furthermore, when various segments are analysed as stand-alone systems, they are mathematically treated as independent from each other and one may end up with the wrong calculations, double counting some effects, missing other effects, having different bases for assumptions and inconsistent data sets.

What we offer

Generally, there are dependencies between different segments in a supply chain. Rather than analysing each segment and combining the results, we offer to model the complete supply chain and include all segments and interrelations. This gives a much better foundation for accurate results. With our experience, knowledge and available tools, we can combine all relevant aspects such as logistics, reliability, process flow, resource management, etc. in one simulation model. In that way, we can optimise the complete supply chain by identifying bottlenecks and evaluating the effect of different design solutions and key parameters.

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