Solution for Supply Chain Network Design: Applying Optimization and Analytics to the Global Supply Chain 1st Edition Chapter 3, Problem 7

by Michael Watson Sara Lewis Peter Cacioppi Jay Jayaraman
106 Solutions 14 Chapters 19696 Studied ISBN: 9780133017373 Supply Chain Management 5 (1)

Chapter 3, Problem 7 : 7. Selecting the Best Two to Four Warehouse...

7. Selecting the Best Two to Four Warehouse Locations for Al’s Athletics—Mini Case Study.

This hands-on example will give you your first opportunity to further your understanding of the book’s concepts by building and running scenarios within a commercially available software package. You can get details on the software and data files from the book web site. The data file you need is called Al’s End of Chapter Questions.zip. This file contains additional information to help you with the case study. You will be asked to create and review a slightly altered version of Al’s Athletics supply chain network, as well as prepare and run scenarios in order to determine the network’s best two, three, and four warehouse locations.

a. What are the locations of the best two, three, and four warehouses selected for Al’s network?

b. For each scenario, what are the average throughputs per warehouse? Which warehouse processes the most demand? Which warehouse processes the least?

c. Prepare a quick chart depicting how much demand is serviced within 100-mile, 400-mile, and 800-mile distance bands within each solution. How much more demand can we service within 100 miles utilizing the best four warehouses as opposed to the best two?

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