How to Get Started
SCAN MATERIAL ON THIS PAGE and go through all SIX STEPS in the "FAST TRACK QUICK START" section below... In 15 - 30 minutes you will be ready to start using the simulations, and you learn more as you go!
There are four essential supply chain entities: Products; Facilities; Vehicles; and Routes. To design a supply chain you define these entities and place them on a map of the world. We leverage Google Maps so you can zoom in and place entities where they really are, or where you want them to be, anywhere in the world. This creates a rigorous mathematical model of your supply chain, but you don't have to deal with the math (we do it for you).
Run your model in simulations to see its daily performance. You can see if, when, and where a proposed supply chain design will break. When points of failure are found, the simulations give you data to analyze and fix those problems, and improve your design.
The simulations also generate financial and performance data to produce Profit and Loss Reports plus Key Performance Indicators so you can compare different designs. Your supply chain models can be downloaded and shared with others, enabling collaboration among classmates and team members.
The Four Entities of Any Supply Chain
Any supply chain is composed of these four essential entities, and their interplay defines how well that supply chain will work:
- Products - things in demand at various facilities
- Facilities - places where products are made, stored, sold or consumed
- Vehicles - mechanisms to move products between facilities
- Routes - paths taken by vehicles to move products between facilities
Define combinations of these four entities; drag-and-drop to place them on a smart map (like Google Maps). Run simulations to see how well your supply chain works. Keep improving your model based on simulation results.
FAST TRACK QUICK START
We do this a lot -- help people get up to speed fast. There are only SIX STEPS, they take 15 - 30 minutes, and you'll be ready to get started. Then you learn more as you go. Revisit this Online Guide when you need more information. Just click the blue "HELP" button in the upper-right corner of any SCM Globe application screen!
[ Student accounts default to 90 days from date of purchase - if your semester is a few weeks longer please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org - tell us your semester end date and we'll extend your account. ]
Activate Your Prepaid Account or Purchase a New Account
How to get started with your SCM Globe user account.
View Three Brief Video Tutorials
Short videos on how to start building supply chain models and run simulations.
Creating a New Supply Chain From Scratch
Quick introduction to creating a new supply chain model using the four entities.
Supply Chain Simulation Tutorial
Once you've created a supply chain model, run a simulation to see how it performs.
How to Work With Case Studies
Tips to help get you started with SCM Globe case studies.
Questions That Are Routinely Asked
There are only 7 FAQs, but they come up a lot... you need these quick answers!!!
See SCM Globe Simulate a Real Supply Chain
Check out this video to see how we use the four entities to define a real-world supply chain. See how quickly the supply chain model can be created as products are defined and facilities, vehicles and routes are placed on a map of the world. We create accurate supply chain models that are easily understandable and useable by wide audiences of business, operations and technical people - not just a handful of experts.
In the video, our co-founder Michael Hugos leads a demonstration of SCM Globe's simulation technology using the products, facilities, vehicles and routes of an actual furniture manufacturer in Indonesia. Follow along with Mike as he demonstrates SCM Globe, and explains how the four supply chain entities are defined and linked to provide an accurate model of a company's supply chain operations.
If you're accustomed to traditional methods of supply chain modeling and simulation our approach may seem overly simplistic, or even counter-intuitive... could it really be this easy? We stake our reputation on the ease and accuracy of our simulations. You'll discover SCM Globe's revolutionary approach delivers fantastic results!
[ This is an advanced video showing what SCM Globe can do as you learn more about how to use the simulations.]