Network Designing

As the trend to outsourcing continues to grow, so too does the complexity of the supply/demand network



—Anne Mulcahy1

Chapter Objectives

To understand:

  • Role of network design in supply chain
  • Factors influencing network design decision
  • A framework of network design decisions
  • Models for facility location and capacity utilization
  • Network designs in practice
  • Network design in supply chain mergers


Supply Chain Network


Supply Chain Network


Network design decisions in the supply chain are very critical as it has great implications on the service (speed and quality) to the customer. Designing a supply chain network provides the basic ...

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