This screen displays data on each of the Suppliers. The table Supplier Usage shows the capacities and costs for each supplier and the actual supply volumes in the current solution.
To see the impact of removing certain suppliers, you can clear the corresponding checkboxes in the Available column and solve again using the Optimize Page Action. If you are satisfied with the result you can save it as a scenario using the Save Scenario Page Action
Supplier Location map
The Supplier Location map presents all suppliers that we have in the model. The nodes are color-coded based on the status of the supplier. It can be:
Open (white), when the supplier is open and can serve demand.
Closed (black), when the supplier is closed and cannot serve demand.
Bounded (yellow), when the capacity utilization is close (above 90%) to its limit.
Violated (red) when the capacity utilization is higher than it’s limit.
Bar Chart Views
To help the user interpreting the results the Open Location Capacity versus Utilization bar chart has three different views which can be changed using the icon.
The views are:
Supplier View - capacity limits (if they are considered in the configuration) and the actual utilization are presented for each supplier.
Stacked Product View - capacity limits (if they are considered in the configuration) and the actual utilization are presented for each supplier with stacked bars.
Product View - capacity limits (if they are considered in the configuration) and the actual utilization are presented for each product at each supplier.
Stacked Product View
Supplier capacity and cost data can be seen in the Supplier Usage and Supplier Usage by Product table. Data is presented based on the configuration, so for example if the user does not select minimum capacity to consider it can’t be handled here.
The user can toggle between the option to show product-level data only for a selected supplier or for all. In the option to show all data, highlight marks in which product-level data belongs to the selected location or aggregated data.
The data interpretation is supported by the filters on the side panels, which are Product Filter and Supplier Filter. For more about filters go to Filtering in Network Design.