Supply chain models and simulations in SCM Globe are composed of just four entities: PRODUCTS; FACILITIES; VEHICLES; ROUTES. These entities relate to each other and their interactions are what drive supply operations and produce the simulation results.
Create your supply chain model in the Edit screen. Do it by defining: the PRODUCTS in the supply chain; the FACILITIES where products are made, stored, sold or consumed; and the VEHICLES and ROUTES that move products between facilities to meet demand (click links below to see more):
1. PRODUCTS — things in demand at various facilities
2. FACILITIES — places where products are made, stored, sold or consumed
3. VEHICLES — mechanisms to move products between facilities to meet demand
4. ROUTES — paths taken by vehicles to move products between facilities
Define these entities and drag/drop the resulting icons to place them on a smart map (Google Maps). Then click the “Simulation” button on the Edit screen.
This opens a second browser tab with the Simulate screen showing your supply chain model. Click the “Play” button on the Simulate screen and it will run a simulation of your supply chain and show you how well it works.
[ If you have not reviewed the “Getting Started” videos and tutorials we recommend you do that now.]