When designing and optimizing a supply chain network, we typically have the following priorities in mind — cutting costs, improving service time, and cutting the carbon footprint. Modeling your current supply chain network with a digital twin allows you to see how different variables impact your operational costs. Examples include relocating a distribution center or changing the port of entry which can bring much needed optimization to a supply chain. In this article I explain how to accurately map your current network, how to include variables to see their impact of specific metrics, and how to analyze the results.

From Issue: The Forecaster’s Predicament: Communicating Uncertainty Effectively
(Fall 2021)

5 Steps To Optimizing Distribution Network Design