Top Three Reasons Supply Chain Models Can Go Wrong (From SC Digest)

Dan Gilmore of Supply Chain Digest has written a few articles on the value of supply chain modeling this year.  Then, a reader asked “if the fear of bad models leading to terrible supply chain decisions wasn’t a key factor in some companies avoiding modeling.”

This was a great topic that comes up enough to address.  You can check out the full response in my blog post at SC Digest.  But, here are the top three reasons a model can go wrong:

  1. The results come in, but do not suggest a change
  2. You never get results and have to cancel the modeling project
  3. You implement the results and they turn out to be wrong

It is good to understand these reasons so you can avoid them.