A large European home improvement goods manufacturer was challenged to move one of its factories to another city due to an increase in rent. The supply chain analysts had three possible places for relocation. They had to choose one based on client geography and locations of other factories and warehouses.
Eldorado Company, a huge electronics retailer in Russia, with stores in 350 cities, needed to determine the optimal number of warehouses, and where they should be situated, in order to better fulfill customer demand and minimize delivery and storage expenses. Input data provided by the customer described potential warehousing points: rent cost, investments for building new or modernizing old warehouses, average level and cost of storage, overall costs for staffing and security, etc. In addition, the anyLogistix simulation model considered the warehouse and retail store GIS coordinates, and distances between cities.