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Combine Strategic Alignment and Detailed Cost Analysis for Effective Distribution Network Design

Supply chain leaders in logistics must combine quantitative and qualitative elements when optimizing their network to achieve stated design objectives

Expert: Kamala Raman

A purely quantitative focus on identifying and refining network scenarios could lead supply chain leaders in logistics to select a design for the future network that does not fully support strategic objectives.

Use this research to understand global and regional business objectives, interactions with local partners or affiliates, and industry norms in different markets. Then, alternative scenarios can be evaluated on their performance — not only against cost or service targets but also on their fit with strategic priorities.

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