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Integrate Network Optimization With Transportation Modeling to Enhance Your Distribution Strategy

Published: 12 February 2018

ID: G00337338

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman , Bart De Muynck


Strategic network optimization studies often occur independent of transportation constraints, leading to suboptimal outcomes and recommendations. Supply chain leaders should use this research to integrate strategic design with tactical planning for a comprehensive supply chain strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Align Strategic Network Studies With Transportation Modeling to Create a Transportation Outlook With the Right Cost Factors
  • Use Transportation Modeling to Build a Tactical Plan for Mode and Asset Utilization That Can Be Configured Into Executional Systems
  • Provide Transportation Modeling Data to Operations Teams at the Right Level of Detail, and Obtain Their Cooperation

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