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NO Experiment

Network optimization experiment is used to provide:

  • The most optimal locations for distribution or production facilities
  • Product flows
  • Sourcing options

The optimal solution is the best set of flows and facilities considering:

  • A profit maximizing objective
  • Adherence to all constraints (i.e., Production)

The experiment considers the following data:

  • Demand.
  • Location of suppliers, customers, existing and potential facilities, and paths between the supply chain elements.
  • Product flows.
  • Product storages.
  • DC fixed / variable costs, and transportation costs.
  • Time periods.

the experiment does not take into account any dynamic characteristics.

Network optimization experiment uses the following tables as the basis for the inventory and sourcing policies:

  • Product Storages - the table defines parameters configuring inventory stock.
  • Product Flows - the table defines parameters configuring sourcing.

To create an experiment you need to previously create at least one scenario.

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