GFA US Distribution Network

We plan to start selling home and garden products in the USA.

We will consider a supply chain with 70 customers on the territory of the United States.

The supply chain deals with five products:

Demand is periodic, i.e. certain volume of products is ordered every 5 days:

Goal

Find locations for the regional distribution centers.

Specifications

The ordered products must be delivered to customers within 2 days, which means the customers should be located within the range of 1000km from the facilities.

Result

The result of the experiment with the optimal DC locations is available in the New Site Locations. The distribution centers are located in:

The data on product flows, distance coverage by demand and demand coverage by distance is given in the corresponding tables:

 

 

Related topics

Importing examples 

Running the GFA experiment