Optimize Your Supply Chain Network and Say Goodbye to the Facility Location Problem
When planning for new facilities or market expansion, reducing transportation expenses and emissions without sacrificing customer service is a tricky problem to solve. The solution? Optilogic Intelligent Greenfield analysis.
Intelligent Greenfield Analysis: Your Starting Point for Optimal Supply Chain Design
Greenfield analysis answers questions like:
- How many distribution centers does the supply chain need?
- Where should we place our distribution centers to minimize transportation costs?
- Which locations would make our supply chain least vulnerable to potential disruptions?
- How do we achieve these new initiatives without sacrificing customer service?
“We use Optilogic Intelligent Greenfield analysis to achieve cost and service optimization for current and future market growth scenarios.”
Director, Footprint Development
What Can Optilogic Intelligent Greenfield Analysis Do for Your Supply Chain Design?
Optilogic’s Intelligent Greenfield Analysis offers capabilities above and beyond traditional greenfield analysis tools. You can:
Model and trade-off fixed facility and transport cost
Specify a fixed opening cost for new facilities as well as a per-distance transportation cost. This allows the GFA engine to find the optimal number of DCs to minimize your total cost. If transportation costs are relatively low, GFA will open fewer DCs. If transportation is the main cost driver, GFA will open more DCs to reduce the average distance to customer.
Consider multiple service level bands
You may specify a certain portion of customer demand to be served within a certain range. For example, you may specify that 80% of demand must be serviced within 300 miles of a facility, the next 10% within 500 miles, and so on.
Get a risk rating on every greenfield scenario run
Cosmic Frog’s risk engine assigns an OptiRisk score for potential site locations to help you make smart decisions that increase supply chain resilience.
Tackle supply chain restructuring with brownfield analysis
Brownfield models existing facilities to help you determine where to open new additional DCs. Brownfield is useful for restructuring an existing supply chain to account for new customer locations, markets, or mergers. Do both greenfield and brownfield analyses with Cosmic Frog.