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Target Submits Patent Pending Plan To Simulate Supply Chain Flow

The system that Target envisions is not just for optimizing the interior of the warehouse — it focuses on “the entire supply chain,” the patent reads. And Target underscored why this is important, noting that the decisions a company makes at the warehouse level translate through the rest of the supply chain. What’s best for the warehouse is not always best for the store, it said.

“For instance, it may be more efficient from a warehousing perspective to pack pallets that are distributed to a store as full as possible,” the patent reads. “However, this may make the store operations less efficient when the pallet is packed with goods that have product placement locations scattered about different locations.”

Read the source article at Supply Chain News and Analysis

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