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Best Practices in Network and Inventory Modeling in the Supply Chain

Published: 05 August 2014

ID: G00268635

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy

Summary

Inventory optimization and network modeling can be effective strategies for companies pursuing more efficiencies and better agility in the supply chain. This research presents best practices for supply chain strategists who are embarking on these modeling initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Before Modeling, Know What Problem You Really Want to Solve
  • Once the Question Is Articulated, Choose From Among Implementation Approaches
  • Balance the Need for Science and Solution Usability

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