SIM Global Network Examination

We consider a supply chain with factories producing home and garden products in Xiamen and Shenzhen (China) which are provided with the required components by the supplier located in Shantou (China). Five products are produced within the supply chain: lighting, large home appliances, furniture, gardening equipment, and small appliances. The products are purchased by customers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and the European and Asian parts of Russia. Product shipping to a customer can be done directly from the factory, ports, distribution centers, or from ports through DCs.

As your manufacturing plans have to meet the requirements of your supply chain, including demand, shipping terms, downstream inventory policies, etc., you need to calculate the ROI of your network change decisions. Simulation experiment is used to model the actual products delivery on the GIS map with detailed statistics, which show the data collected on different types of facilities involved in the supply chain scenario during the experiment:

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