Scan material on this page. Go through the 6 Steps in the "FAST TRACK QUICK START" section below... In 15-30 minutes you will know enough to start!
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Draw any supply chain on a map of the world, as in the screenshots below. Then click "Simulation" and see how it works.
Four Entities Define Any Supply Chain
All supply chains are composed of four types of entities, and their interplay determines how well a 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 for vehicles to move products between facilities
Define these entities and drag/drop their entity icons to place them on a smart map (like Google Maps). Zoom in on the map and put them where they really are, or where you want them to be.
Run simulations to see how well the supply chain works. Keep improving the supply chain design based on simulation results.
Easy and Accurate Supply Chain Simulations
Map-based simulations show supply chains in operation. Simulations also generate financial and performance data. Create Profit and Loss Reports plus Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to analyze and compare different supply chain designs.
Download and share supply chain designs and simulation data. Collaborate with team members.
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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!
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How to get started with your SCM Globe user account.
View Three Brief Video Tutorials
Short videos on building supply chains and running 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
Our co-founder Michael Hugos demonstrates modeling and simulating the global supply chain of a large furniture manufacturer we worked with. It is an example of what can be done as you learn to use the software, and learn to think about supply chains as combinations of the four entities: products; facilities; vehicles; and routes.
Practice modeling and simulating a simple supply chain first. Then move on to simulate and analyze complex, real-world supply chains like this one. Create accurate supply chain simulations that are easily understandable and useable by a wide range of people involved in business and logistics - not just a handful of experts.
If you're accustomed to traditional methods of supply chain modeling and simulation, our approach may seem overly simplistic... 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!