Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 203, Issue 1, pp 81–99 | Cite as

A logistics deployment decision support system at Pfizer

  • Tan Miller
  • Emmanuel Peters
  • Vijay Gupta
  • Oduntan Bode
Article

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

Logistics Decision support systems Distribution network Inventory deployment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tan Miller
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Peters
    • 2
  • Vijay Gupta
    • 3
  • Oduntan Bode
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationRider UniversityLawrencevilleUSA
  2. 2.Johnson & Johnson, Inc.SkillmanUSA
  3. 3.Pfizer, Inc.PeapackUSA

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