Solving Chep’s Network Planning Problem

CHEP owns 500 million pallets that are used by customers around the world. In Europe, the complexity is illustrated by the fact that they have 50 SKUs, 200 service centers, 15,000 ship to locations, and 250,000 collection points! Production and Sourcing Optimization used to be a network strategic planning product, ran once a year or so. But it has scaled to the point where it can do a network solve on a daily basis.

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