Network Design: The Art of Simplicity is a Puzzle of Complexity

Have you ever tried solving a jigsaw puzzle cardboard side up? While not theoretically impossible, it can be done with determination, time, and an understanding of how the puzzle is solved. Most jigsaw puzzles are rectangular, solving for at least the borders upside down does not take much effort. From there, time and perseverance is the best solution to solve the inside pieces. Building a supply chain network model without proper model strategy and design is like solving a jigsaw puzzle, upside down. Model strategy and design creates a foundation that adds color and depth to network design models that, otherwise, would be monotonous and void of true business value.
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