THE MAIN IDEA — all supply chains are combinations of just four entities:
Define these entities and place them on a map (like Google Maps) to create an accurate supply chain model.
Run simulations of that model to see how well it performs and find where problems occur.
Fix problems and improve performance based on what the simulations show you.
Watch the three videos below; and be sure to check out the seven Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Introduction to SCM Globe — Creating a Supply Chain from Scratch
2. Modeling and Simulating Supply Chain Operations
3. Improving your Supply Chain Design based on Simulation Results
You will encounter issues described in the Frequently Asked Questions and the Bug Report… so please do read the FAQs and BUG REPORT
SAVE BACKUP COPIES of your supply chain model from time to time as you make changes. Click “Save” button next to your model in Account Management screen. There is no “undo”, but if a change doesn’t work out, you can restore from a saved copy. And sometimes supply chain model files (json files) become damaged and they no longer work, so you want backup copies of your supply chain to restore from when that happens.
To load a case study from the library, click on the “View Library” button (1) in the upper right corner of your Account Management screen shown below. It will take you to the online library of case studies as shown in the second screen below.
In the library of case studies follow these steps:
- (2) Click on “Import” button next to the case study you want
- A dialog box opens, type in the name you will use for this case study model. Click “Save” in the dialog box.
- (3) Click “My Account” button in upper right corner of the screen to return to your account screen
- On your account screen, click the “Edit” button next to the supply chain you want to edit. The edit screen will open and your supply chain will be drawn on the map.
To send a copy of your supply chain model (.json file) to other SCM Globe users see ““Download and Share Supply Chain Models”
NOTE: The academic version of SCM Globe supports supply chain models containing up to 15 – 20 products and a similar number of facilities, vehicles and routes. See “Tips for Building Supply Chain Models” for ways to work with these limits and other useful ideas.
Student accounts are for 90 days from the date of purchase, but if your semester is a few weeks longer, then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. State your name, the email address you used to register, your school, and your semester end date. We can extend your account to cover your entire semester.
…SEE THE NEXT quick start tutorial — “Create New Supply Chain from Scratch“
SCM Globe Webinar – Q&A Session
Watch this video only if you need more information. It is an hour long recording of an online Q&A session with a group of students. It further explains material already presented in the short videos above.