Sep 22, 2006

## MPMLT Model development continues…

With the aim of developing usable tools for Supply Chain planning, I began working on a tool that I have christened MPMLT (Multi Product Multi Location Transshipment). Progress has been slow over the last two weeks because I’ve been caught up with a lot of job stuff but I’m going to keep plodding through. The tool is aimed at SMEs (Small and Medium sized enterprises) that are in a growth phase and reqiure “more than a gut-feel” approach to making strategic decisions about whether to open new DCs or where to locate a plant producing what product portfolio etc. I’ve taken a screenshot of the tool that I have been working on below. I’ll be updating the development progress under the Tools tab in the navigation bar.

Enjoy!

Tags: Transshipment, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Strategy, Optimization, Lp-solve

hmm.. Very interesting.

hmm.. Very interesting. So which technology are you using? And google/yahoo for the maps?

The basic GUI is in .NET, Yahoo/Google for maps (Yahoo most likely), lp_solve (a free mathematical solver) for optimization and AMPL for mathematical programming language. That’s the basic structure for this first version of the tool.

neat. Not sure if I can put it in the category of personal/hobby project. if so, its nice to such projects in the enterprise space.