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  • November 26, 2015

Supply Chain Management with Java and NetBeans

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Yesterday I mentioned joining in on a discussion with the LIMO (Logistics Impact Model) team at Fontys in Venlo. In their own words, this is what LIMO (http://limo.fontysvenlo.org) is all about, from the LIMO user guide:

I checked out LIMO from its GitHub repo and built it. It is a Maven-based application, which is one of its many nice aspects, i.e., no need to configure anything, just build the project and Maven handles everything for you. Then run it and you can begin modeling your supply chains, using the sample data that you can get from the LIMO site:

(Embedded satellite view put together by me today, thanks to Neil C. Smith!)

From a technology point of view, the best part is the JavaFX integration. I.e., after doing your modeling work, above, you can simulate the impact of the modeled supply chain, which is rendered in JavaFX charts, as shown below in two images:

There's still a lot to be done, enough for several new generations of students at Fontys. However, clearly, the project is very promising and has a lot of potential for actually being useful beyond its specific intended audience, i.e., this is the basis of a generic supply chain modeling platform.

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