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Supply Chain Mapping Methods and Software
Scott McKay, Consultant, Australia

I am looking for suggestions on the best methods for mapping Bulk Commodity Supply Chains.
I am trying to map some Coal and Iron Ore Bulk Commodity Supply Chains (BCSC) from mine to market to identify the critical constraints and determine if additional capital infrastructure is required or if indeed the issue is a non-infrastructure constraint such as a policy or regulatory failure.
Any suggestions on what has worked well for mapping e.g. SCOR, Value Stream Mapping, TOC etc.
Also what simulation and optimisation software have people found best optimises the total supply chain, in particular the BCSC arena?

Supply Chain Mapping Solutions
Frank Kapper, Business Consultant, United States
Check out a product from Bluespring software called Leanview. It is a very powerful yet easy to use tool for sc / enterprise level value stream mapping. Supports hierarchical models and has automated analytics.

Supply Chain Mapping Software
Dolph Miller, Management Consultant, United States
Hello Scott, you must try out the software Microsoft Dynamics AX offered by McLane Logistics Technology. It is ideal for mapping bulk commodity supply chains.

Supply Chain Mapping
Paul Marshall, Other
You could try They're specialists in supply chain mapping upstream and downstream across a wide variety of sectors.


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