Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 203, Issue 1, pp 81–99

A logistics deployment decision support system at Pfizer

Authors

    • College of Business AdministrationRider University
  • Emmanuel Peters
    • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
  • Vijay Gupta
    • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Oduntan Bode
    • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10479-010-0775-1

Cite this article as:
Miller, T., Peters, E., Gupta, V. et al. Ann Oper Res (2013) 203: 81. doi:10.1007/s10479-010-0775-1

Abstract

We constructed a decision-support-system (DSS) to help the distribution network of Pfizer plan the daily deployment of finished goods inventory across its network. Utilizing databases, programming languages, spreadsheets and data inputs from the firm’s ERP; this system guides daily shipments of critical inventory between plants, distribution centers and copackers. This DSS improved the firm’s ability to effectively utilize its storage capacity and meet customer shipping requirements across a widely dispersed network.

Keywords

LogisticsDecision support systemsDistribution networkInventory deployment

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