Working with the Existing Supply Chain

You can also use the GFA experiment as the BFA experiment (Brownfield analysis) to extend the existing properly functioning GFA scenario. In this case Greenfield analysis will find locations for the new sites considering:

It is useful, for example, when the existing scenario is extended by adding new customers. 

How it works

Assume we have a properly operating supply chain, which we need to expand by adding new customers with demand that must be fulfilled.  

  1. Open the Customers table and generate new customers by clicking Generate... .
  2. Open the Demand table and generate demand for the new customers by clicking Generate... .
  3. Navigate to the GFA experiment settings and define the required Number of sites that we want to add to our supply chain.

    That's it. We do not need to set up anything else. The experiment will consider all the objects and their connections.

  4. Run the experiment.

Result

The result of the experiment will define:

If one (or more) of the old sites is too far or is hard to reach, it may be completely substituted by the new one(s).

Note: Such sites will not be visible on the map in the results of the experiment, but they will not be excluded from the supply chain if you choose to convert the result to a new scenario.  

Converting results

If you choose to convert this result to a new GFA scenario:



 

Related topics

Converting GFA results

Results of the Greenfield analysis experiment

Parameters of the GFA experiment