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Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation in 6 Easy Steps

SCM Globe has academic and business versions. Easy to use and modestly priced; available to anyone wishing to use interactive simulations for teaching or analyzing supply chain operations. Model and simulate real supply chains anywhere in the world. Step by step case studies, course syllabus examples, and personal support for instructors.

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Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation in 6 Easy Steps

  1. 1. 1 Supply Chain Simulation in 6 Easy Steps SCM GLOBE leverages Google Maps and enables you to model and simulate real supply chains or design new ones. Here is the supply chain of a real company that makes furniture in Indonesia and sells to customers around the world.
  2. 2. 2 Create Supply Chains with Just Four Entities - Name - Cost - Weight - Volume 1. PRODUCTS - Operating Cost - Rent Cost - Production/Demand - Storage Capacity 2. FACILITIES - Operating Cost - Speed - Carry Volume - Carry Weight 3. VEHICLES - Destinations - Distance - Product Delivery - Product Pickup 4. ROUTES
  3. 3. 3 Entities Create Simple, Accurate Models • Define different combinations of products, facilities, vehicles and routes • Place them on a map to create accurate supply chain models Store Factory Product Category C Product Category B Product Category A Store Store Store Warehouse Products – Facilities – Vehicles – Routes Train Large Truck Medium Truck Depot
  4. 4. 4 STEP 1. Define the Products Start by defining PRODUCTS in the supply chain – both finished goods and raw materials. Enter name, volume, weight and cost information.
  5. 5. 5 STEP 2. Define the Facilities Define the FACILITIES in the supply chain – factories, warehouses, stores etc. – places where products are made, stored or sold. Enter operating costs, production rates, daily demand and on-hand inventory [zoom in, switch to satellite view and see actual facilities].
  6. 6. 6 STEP 3. Define the Vehicles and Routes Then define the VEHICLES and ROUTES used to move products from one facility to another in order to meet demand. Specify delivery schedules and products dropped off and picked up.
  7. 7. 7 STEP 4. Simulate Supply Chain Performance Run simulations of the supply chain and see how it performs. Get day-by-day data displays showing on-hand inventory, operating costs and transportation costs for each facility in the supply chain.
  8. 8. 8 STEP 5. Find and Fix Points of Failure Simulations show where and when the supply chain will fail and provide you with information needed to fix those problems. Keep improving the design and simulating the results until the supply chain meets desired performance level.
  9. 9. 9 STEP 6. See Total Supply Chain Performance See the big picture – understand how all the different supply chain entities work together. Explore new designs to improve performance and manage risk as situations change. Download your simulation data for further analysis as needed.
  10. 10. 10 Complete Supply Chain Learning Package Increase student engagement and knowledge retention!!! Use any textbook or reading list Case studies and step by step study guides Course syllabus examples and teaching tips Combine lectures and readings with realistic interactive simulations • SCM Globe Simulations • Academic version just $64.95 per student • Personal support for instructors Copyright © 2015 by SCM Globe Corp. Contact us at