SIM Distribution Network Analysis

We are going to start selling home and garden products in the USA, so we consider a supply chain with 70 customers within the United States. The supply chain deals with five products: lighting, large home appliances, furniture, gardening equipment and small appliances. The demand is of repetitive nature, certain volume of products is ordered every 5 days:

We used the GFA experiment to find the following areas for regional distribution centers: West (Nevada), South (Texas) and East (border of Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Colombia).

Then we used the NO experiment to find the most suitable warehouse locations in every area (DC Lynchburg, DC Reno, DC Austin) and chose the Port of New Orleans for transshipment.

The next step is a detailed network analysis.

Simulation experiment is used to model the actual product delivery on the GIS map with detailed statistics, which collect corresponding data during the experiment from different types of facilities involved in the supply chain scenario:

 

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