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Facility Expenses

This table is used within the Network Optimization and Simulation-based experiments only.

Production and storing facilities are the integral components of every supply chain. This table contains data on the expenses for each site. This data helps to optimize the expenses of supply chain components and their number (refers to NO experiment only).

Such results can be obtained by running the corresponding experiment, which will use the data from this table (as well from other anyLogistix tables containing the required data) to provide the optimal solution in terms of required conditions.

Column Description


Defines the facility the expenses are defined for.

The cell contains a list of facilities (defined in the DCs and Factories table).

Expense Type

Select the type of expense the facility incurs:

  • Initial cost — the cost of building/opening a facility/group of facilities.
  • Closure cost — the cost of closing a facility/group of facilities. The value can be negative.
  • Other cost — other costs per day associated with the facility/group of facilities.
  • [Available in SIM scenario type] Facility cost — the cost of renting a facility/group of facilities per day per cubic meter.
  • Carrying cost — expenses for storing the site inventory per day per volume unit.


The cost related to the facility/group of facilities. It can be negative if defined for the Closure Cost expense type.


The type of currency that the payment will be made in.

Time Unit

Specify the time unit that the Time Period is expressed in.

The list of available units comprises the units defined in the anyLogistix Settings.

Product Unit

[Available only if Carrying cost or Facility cost is set in the Expense type column]

The capacity measurement units (pieces, or weight, or volume units).

The list of available units comprises the units defined both in the anyLogistix Settings and the Units table.

Time Period

The time period during which the expenses will be incurred.

The cell contains a list of periods (previously defined in the Periods table).

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