Two members of DSC’s Supply Chain Solutions & Analytics group were part of the team named LLamasoft Modeling Game World Champions at the LLamasoft SummerCon 2018 conference in Atlanta.
Rachel Stierwalt, Senior Analyst, Patricia Urzay, Analyst, and the two other members of the Chicago Users Group team – the “Chi-Llamas” – scored the most points in the World Cup themed competition. Patricia was a member of the regional winning team, and Rachel joined the team at SummerCon. The competing teams used Supply Chain Guru, the LLamasoft tool for modeling and visualization in designing supply chains, to complete a series of modeling challenges.
DSC uses the newest version of Supply Chain Guru for network optimization, inventory modeling and production optimization. Rachel and Patricia described the competition experience as an opportunity to absorb best practices and learn new skills in using the tool to get results more quickly, and streamline the process of providing feedback to customers.
“To always be learning new ways to use the tool and develop capabilities is exciting,” Rachel and Patricia said. “It was a wonderful learning experience, to develop skills and know the challenges other companies face.”
“And it was awesome to be able to show how highly skilled DSC is at network optimization,” Rachel said. “Our learning helps keep DSC an industry leader in supply chain optimization.”