We conducted research before the COVID-19 pandemic (in late 2019) to take the pulse of the supply chain network design landscape. The timing was coincidental, but it allowed us to poll the market at a critical turning point. Nearly 3 years later, we decided to conduct a new survey to assess how the market has changed in a post-pandemic world.
This guide explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed since 2019 – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.
For instance, while organizations are moving away from spreadsheets and towards advanced tooling, most companies are still not using advanced analytics, indicating progress isn’t fast enough. Furthermore, driving agile decision-making is proving challenging – it takes months or weeks to get key answers for most companies polled. Of those that get immediate answers, most are using dedicated network design software.
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 exible 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.