Following are the six steps in the process of supply chain network design———–
1. Defining logistic and supply chain network design process———–At the first stage objective of the network designs are planned . logistic team should be aware about the overall corporate and business strategies to forulate the objectives of the supply chain network.
2. logistics and supply chain objectives——– the logistic and supply chain audit provides the member of the transformation team with detail description on the logistic process of the company. they also help in gathering the essential information that is very much helpful in the redesign of the complete process. as these information are helpful in future prospects.
3. Examine the alternatives———This stage provide an insight on the fuctioning of the various networks. as many of the quantiative element has in incorporated at this stage.
4.Perform location analysis———Carefully analysis of the particular region and locals are performed at this stage.
5., Make decision regarding network and facility location———–This is the decision making stage at this stage required changes in the network are properly identified, at this stage over all supply change is facilitate , all the major decisions are taken at this stage to make changes in the supply chain if needed.
6. Develop an implementation plan———–At this stage road map of the current logistics are made , very effective implementation plan is established at this stage . this stage should serve as a useful road map for moving into current supply chain to the desired one.
Step 4. perform location analysis is most relevent to the task of selecting a specific location for logistics facility.