A company is looking for a new location to build an additional distribution center. They want to assess the most cost effective location in relation to the existing distribution center.
Students at the University of Pittsburgh used Simio to simulate the truck route, while considering these factors: weekly replenishment schedule, travel time, mileage, and pre-selected truck routes.
If the new distribution center is built in Akron, OH:
To build in Grove City, OH results in:
Building in Sharonville, OH would result in:
The simulation demonstrated that Akron will be the best location to build.