Parameters of the GFA Experiment
The top part of the GFA experiment view contains toolbar with
the Run, allowing you to
launch the configured GFA experiment.
Below the toolbar you can find a set of the experiment's parameters:
parameters can be reset
their default values if required.
- Experiment duration -
the period of time that will be processed by the experiment.
- All periods
- [this option is set by default]
Experiment will consider all periods specified in the Periods
table. The actual experiment duration is specified below the parameter
as Start date and End date:
date of the experiment corresponds to the date specified in the Start
column of the first period (in the Periods
table), and the ending date
corresponds to the date specified in the End
column of the last period (in the Periods
- Selected periods
- experiment will consider only the periods that you specify in the Start period and End
- Start period
- [visible if Selected periods
option is selected] specify the period, the starting date of which will
be used as the starting date of the experiment.
- End period
- [visible if Selected periods
option is selected] specify the period, the ending date of which will
be used as the ending date of the experiment.
The experiment duration will constitute the whole period between the
starting date of the period specified in the Start
period field and the ending date of the period specified
in the End period field.
- Custom period
- allows you to set custom experiment duration period. For
specifying dates, refer to the date
- Start date
- specify the required experiment starting date.
- End date
- specify the required experiment ending date.
- Number of sites
- specify the number of sites that you would like to use in
your supply chain.
The GFA experiment will find the optimal locations for the specified
number of sites.
- Service distance
the maximum distance between a
customer (or a site) and a
distribution center. The GFA experiment will calculate
the optimal number of sites considering the specified distance to a
DC location is
affected by the Suppliers to sites
transportation discount, % parameter.
- Distance step for
statistics - statistics will be shown for sites at every
specified distance step.
- Product measurement unit
- the measurement unit of products within this experiment.
- Distance measurement unit
- the measurement unit of distance within this experiment.
- Suppliers to
transportation discount, %
- allows you to vary transportation
cost, which affects the resulting DC locations (The larger the
discount, the further the DC locations from the supplier and vice
- New DCs icon -
allows you to specify an icon (defined in the Edit
Icons) that will be set to
all DCs created by the GFA experiment.
- custom user-defined Java processor. If no custom
pre-processor is provided, the Default
pre-processor will be used.
- custom user-defined Java processor. If no
custom post-processor is provided, the Default post-processor
will be used.
of destinations. The table allows you to specify the customers/sites to be
considered during the GFA experiment among all the available objects
involved in the scenario's supply chain. If required, the data of each
column can be sorted or filtered just
like in any other ALX table.
The table consists of the following columns:
- # - this
column shows the ordinal numbers, denoting the order of the table
- Groups of destinations
- this column shows groups (user-defined or set by default) of
the available customers/sites involved in the scenario's
- this column shows the current status of the group,
i.e. whether it will be considered or not during the GFA
Running the GFA