The Mix Supply Network application provides logistics value stream mapping with calculation of demand, landed cost and lead times. It handles mapping of multiple products variants or those targeted for different regions.
Mix Supply Network models end-to-end supply networks for multi-product value streams. analyses for lead time, risk, and total cost of ownership. Maps can be overlaid onto geographic views for additional insight.
It is designed to increase the speed of each step in the improvement cycle (shown on the right), the quality of the improvement ideas generated, and clarity of the report out with current state, future state and implementation plan.
The application UNIQUELY SIMPLIFIES how you map and analyze multiple routes and product variants with different demands, through shared resources. You don’t have to create a separate map for each product.
The map will help you see, prioritize, and remove waste from the value stream. It facilitates “what-if” studies and calculates the impact of changes on time, costs, value of inventory, and capacity utilization.
You can apply Mix Supply Network in 2 different ways
You can just sketch out the value stream (without metrics) and get agreement on it. This requires minimal training and is very fast.
You can enhance the sketch with data values entered directly on the map, or imported from Excel. that will then automatically calculate lead time, capacity, and resource utilization values and visualize them via automatic charts.
Over the last decade, hundreds of companies have evaluated eVSM’s supply networks mapping concepts (right) and its support for the whole improvement cycle. Over that period we have not lost a single evaluation benchmark. Here are some resources to help you evaluate the software..
Schedule a free 1-on-1 web conference where we can demonstrate the power of eVSM, discuss how it can help with your value streams, respond to any evaluation criteria, and provide you with a free trial of eVSM + eLearning access.
The eVSM learning management system (eLeanor) is the recommended method for new users to quickly become competent with the software. eLeanor makes learning fun with multi-media and a points-based progress monitoring system. It tests understanding as the user progresses to certification.
Learning Mix Supply Network involves 3 courses where you go through reading materials and take related exercises. These reading materials are available for PDF download. Convenient for usage with the course, for print, and for later reference.