Supply Chain Design

Successful supply chain design is about deploying assets in ways that enhance profitability and shareholder value. You need to consider market and sourcing strategies that will generate the best financial performance. You must identify the optimal number of plants, warehouses and distribution centers to maximize long-term profit.

It is important to understand exactly how and where to deploy assets for optimal operational and financial performance. Personnel involved in supply chain design require a tool that considers business objectives, resource constraints and subsequent financial impacts in order to define an optimal supplier-to-customer supply chain structure – one that cuts costs and increases profitability.

Overcoming the challenges of supply chain design

When it comes to supply chain design, Viewlocity Technologies can assist with:

Managing constraints and margins

There are many circumstances where the structures of the maximum profit and minimum cost solutions will be different; their facility number, locations, sizes, product mix, supplier and demand allocations will be different.

Conflicting concerns over costs and margins occur when a supply chain is supporting multiple products with capacity constraints and varying profit margins. Similarly, if product demands are highly variable, the lowest cost solution will not lead you to the highest profits.

The supply chain design solutions available from Viewlocity Technologies enable you to employ techniques that maximize profits and identify the least-cost solution required to meet particular goals.

Managing risk

There is uncertainty and risk in demand, supply and lead times that companies need to factor in when designing supply chains. Companies need to be able to adjust to unforeseen market changes.

Viewlocity Technologies’ supply chain design solutions help you to predict how alternative risk management strategies will impact your performance and ability to react to market changes, before you commit time, capital and other resources to implementing the strategies.

The tools also enable you to make profitable decisions easily and perform ‘what if’ scenarios to confirm or re-evaluate assumptions made during the initial design process.

Balancing strategic objectives with operational objectives

Companies need to balance short-term outlooks with longer term plans and objectives. As a result, supply chain design needs to provide you with detailed insights into how demand can be met profitably.

Viewlocity Technologies’ supply chain design solutions help you optimize long-term capacity plans for production and warehousing as well as allocation of customers’ orders to warehouses and plants.

When designing your supply chain, Viewlocity Technologies has the solutions you need to ensure that:

Opportunities to improve profits are identified

Supply chain cost are reduced while customer responsiveness is improved

Decision making supports the profitability of the entire company

Alternate strategies are compared quantitatively

Cost tradeoffs are modeled accurately

Contact us today to find out more or read a selection of white paperscase studies and data sheets.