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See beyond the hype. Identify key benefits and building blocks for this capability.

Gartner first coined the term “digital supply chain twin” in 2018. Since then, it has emerged as a key capability to improve decision-making. But there’s also confusion about what a digital supply chain twin entails.

Gartner ®, Innovation Insight for Digital Supply Chain Twin helps you see beyond the hype and uncover what you should look for to implement this in your organization.

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  • Understand how this digital representation differs from a data model or a data lake
  • Explore its key objective and how it can support your supply chain planning decisions
  • Identify the technology building blocks you need to support it, such as prescriptive analytics

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You have big aspirations for your supply chain but finding and keeping the right people, with specialized skills is challenging. Outsource the creation and maintenance of your supply chain digital twin to our experts, so you can be innovating within six weeks: looking at different scenarios, ensuring resilience for planned business growth and meeting service levels in a more cost-effective way.


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About AIMMS Network Design

AIMMS Network Design is fueled by powerful mathematical optimization in the back end, and intuitive scenario analysis capabilities in the front, empowering you to create flexible designs and expose hidden risks in your network. The application is ideal for organizations that have reached the limits of Excel and are looking for powerful software to run various scenarios, know the impact of each in terms of costs and service levels, and make informed decisions.

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Comparing Leading Supply Chain Network Design Technology Vendors

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“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 the interview

“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.”

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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

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Gartner, Innovation Insight for Digital Supply Chain Twin, October 16, 2020, Tim Payne