Geocode adresses and aggregate demand Geocoding is the process of converting addresses like a street address into geographic coordinates latitude and longitude.
You can then decide to increase the number of warehouses, or to setup a predefined warehouse at a location closer to these customers with a zero or limited move range , or accept that some customers will have a longer lead time like in reality; a few small far-away customers should not be driving your supply chain network design! In this case group means country: each country is delivered by one warehouse only.
Adding the supply side becomes more relevant if there are a few major supply locations, such as a harbour, in which case a warehouse should move towards the harbour.
Supply option 3Especially the closest warehouse is pulled towards a major supplier.
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Under options 2 and 3 each supplier - unlike a customer - pulls all warehouses.