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Global Pasta Maker Cooks Up Optimal DC Location with Powerful Analytics Tool

Challenge: A large, global pasta maker needed to analyze their supply chain network to determine where to add another distribution center. The company ships a wide-variety of products from manufacturing locations to multiple distribution centers.

Solution: The pasta maker chose INSIGHT's SAILS, a powerful analytical tool specifically designed to address the complex interrelationships in global supply chain. SAILS is used for tactical planning and strategic design of their supply chain network, determining what product is to be made on what production line, length of time to make the product, percentage utilization of the line, and how much product to make. This approach incorporates all operating facilities, including storage capacities at production-distribution facilities, routing costs, and flow patterns between supply chain nodes.

Results: The pasta maker chose a location for the new distribution center closer to customers to better meet customer service levels, lowering production and operations costs within their supply chain network by about 10%.

About the Solution Provider: INSIGHT is a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions. INSIGHT's SAILS accurately represents a company's current business practices, from raw materials sourcing to capacity planning through delivery to the customer. INSIGHT Enterprise Strategy combines full supply chain design with cost/demand impact of marketing initiatives to generate profit maximization.

Web:  http://www.insightoutsmart.com

Email:  lavery@insightoutsmart.com

Phone:  (703) 366-3061

Solution: The pasta maker chose INSIGHT's SAILS, a powerful analytical tool specifically designed to address the complex interrelationships in global supply chain. SAILS is used for tactical planning and strategic design of their supply chain network, determining what product is to be made on what production line, length of time to make the product, percentage utilization of the line, and how much product to make. This approach incorporates all operating facilities, including storage capacities at production-distribution facilities, routing costs, and flow patterns between supply chain nodes.

Results: The pasta maker chose a location for the new distribution center closer to customers to better meet customer service levels, lowering production and operations costs within their supply chain network by about 10%.

About the Solution Provider: INSIGHT is a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions. INSIGHT's SAILS accurately represents a company's current business practices, from raw materials sourcing to capacity planning through delivery to the customer. INSIGHT Enterprise Strategy combines full supply chain design with cost/demand impact of marketing initiatives to generate profit maximization.

Web:  http://www.insightoutsmart.com

Email:  lavery@insightoutsmart.com

Phone:  (703) 366-3061