Bullwhip effect in supply chains, caused by demand variability, inventory planning rules, and sourcing policies, is a phenomenon that is challenging to measure. In order to minimize its negative consequences, you and your partners have to understand how your supply chain operates. To quantify bullwhip effect, you have to build a simulation model of your supply chain that would include business processes and operations inside the network, as well as your customers and suppliers of multiple tiers.
With the anyLogistix (ALX) supply chain design and simulation tool you will be able to estimate bullwhip effect in the network, identify its causes, and test different scenarios to find out the best mitigation policies. Use ALX to:
Include important factors in your model:
Bullwhip effect is about uncertainties and random events. To quantify demand variability, you need to represent your supply chain in a dynamic simulation model, see the inside interactions in motion, and measure their results. Traditional analytical supply chain design tools do not allow for that.
ALX is the only supply chain planning software tool that includes a range of simulation modeling capabilities, including agent-based modeling. With ALX, you will be able to: