Customer cluster analysis for distribution strategy drafting

Distribution network design requires a clear understanding of customer groups from a spatial viewpoint – with group-specific preferences and needs as well as other relevant characteristics. This is why the simple SCDA geocoding and heat mapping app was used by…

Simulation for yogurt supply chain optimization

Dairy products are especially challenging when it comes to inventory management, production planning, warehousing, and distribution. One reason for this is the expiry date of products, and the need for cooling. A supply chain simulation app was developed and deployed…

Simulation in meat processing supply chains

In this article I explain meat processing supply chain characteristics and its main challenges. Referring to my poultry meat industry supply chain simulation framework in Python I point out common simulation applications in meat processing industry. Meat processing supply chains…

5 popular industrial simulation applications

Discrete event simulation is a powerful technique used to model and analyze systems that involve discrete, sequential events. I have covered discrete-event simulation extensively in various SCDA blog posts. In this article I point out five classical examples of discrete-event…

10 trends in supply chain management

In the world of supply chain management, ten transformative trends are redefining the way goods are sourced, manufactured, and delivered. These trends, together with digitalization, e-trade, sustainability, and automation, are fostering performance, transparency, and flexibility. Embracing those adjustments is important…