New Feature

Custom Cost

You can now configure custom cost elements to include in the optimization. These costs can be added at all points in the supply chain where physical costs are incurred. Example use cases are the addition of taxes and duties, carbon costs, and inventory holding costs to the optimization.

You can activate functionality via the wizard. In the wizard, you need to specify the name of the cost, and where this applies to:

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Once you have indicated which cost and where it applies to, there will be extra attributes in the Excel template for each of the checked combinations. Once you have specified the data and solved the model, you will see the data for the custom cost throughout the application, next to the physical costs:

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Excel Template

We have made some changes to the Excel data template to make it easier and more intuitive to capture data. For example:

  • We have changed some column heading to be simpler and more descriptive and more intuitive.
  • We have split DC resources and production resources into separate tabs.
  • We have split transport data into separate tabs for costs, capacities, and trip time and duration data.

Despite these changes, it will still be possible to upload old data templates that use the old format, subject to a warning message, so that users do not have to reconfigure old data templates.

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Bill of Material

SC Navigator Network Design 2.23.01 includes the Bill of Material functionality. This will allow users to configure the Bill of Materials (BOM) and hence specify the production conversions.

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The result is that the capability for modeling is now extended to the full supply chain including raw materials and intermediate products.

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This functionality is activated via a question in the Configuration wizard.