An earlier Sudoku blog recognizing Puzzle Day, provided an overview of solving Sudoku using MILP optimization and mentions these methods are helpful to find solutions in supply or central planning. This blog elaborates on “binary variables” which is the connecting technology between Sudoku and Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Optimizing your supply chain involves looking at the entire process, and not just the initial solution. Here’s an example of how.
Use this example as a starting point to understand the different optimization methods, and when optimization is helpful in supply or central planning.
Naturally, supply chain optimization in supply planning can feel counterintuitive. Here’s why you should combat that feeling to create the best plan possible.