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Leverage scenario modeling to test hypotheses, understand trade-offs and proactively optimize your network

Network Design

Our Network Design application is fueled by powerful mathematical optimization in the back end, and intuitive scenario analysis capabilities in the front end, empowering you to create optimal designs and expose hidden risks in your network. With it, you can model your base case network, evaluate changes in the business environment and adapt quickly, quantify optimization opportunities and back up investment decisions with data.

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Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Move from reactive to proactive decisions

Proven ROI

Identify inefficiencies and opportunities: average 2-5% logistics cost reduction. Calculate your potential benefits.

Powerful scenario modeling

Evaluate and compare different scenarios. Find answers and identify improvement areas. Get examples

Optimize your way

Insource, outsource or as a service. We offer different options to help you build your digital twin and optimize your network. Find your capability fit

Understand sustainability trade-offs

How can you assess the impact and trade-offs of your sustainability objectives? Model your sustainability goals as part of your supply chain network decisions to make conscious choices and drive better, long-term outcomes. AIMMS Network Design’s multi-objective functionality enables you to run scenarios and evaluate the trade-offs between financial and non-financial metrics, such as costs and carbon emissions. You can also model water consumption, power consumption and carbon equivalents among other metrics. 

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

Use it in Combination with AIMMS Inventory Planning

Quick and easy to set up and use, AIMMS Inventory Planning provides a visualization of inventory health and uncovers where your exposed areas exist. Use it with AIMMS Network Design to visualize the inventory impact of your network design decisions, and understand the consequences of different service level choices. 

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Center of Gravity

Part of our Network Design Solution, the Center of Gravity application enables you to conduct a center of gravity analysis to identify candidate locations for new distribution centers. Visualize your current demand and supply distribution, and then evaluate how the number of DCs in your network impact service levels and cost to meet demand. Quantify the minimum number of DCs you need to meet your target service levels.

Secondary Costing

In addition to Center of Gravity, our Secondary Costing capability allows you to generate cost curves for multi-drop delivery. A user-friendly analytics dashboard enables you to create cost functions for each distribution center, based on drop size and stem distance.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Calculate your potential cost savings

See how you can lower logistics costs by using AIMMS Network Design.

“We chose AIMMS because its app wraps a state-of-the-art solver engine in an easy-to-use data interface with strong scenario modeling and results visualization tools. This enables us to quickly evaluate various scenarios that drive supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction. The system allowed us to be up and running very quickly.” – Read an interview

Chris Furlong, VP of Transformation

“AIMMS provides outstanding value. It allows us to quickly answer very specific questions affecting our business. The benefits from optimizing our business based on those answers provides a great ROI for FMC-NA.”

Bill Hargrave, Vice President IT, Global Manufacturing and Quality, NA Operations

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“A lot of network design decisions have cost implications. We can use AIMMS to get answers we can trust and believe in. These answers add weight to those conversations.” – Read an interview

David Mackenzie, Transformation & Inventory Director

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