As of February 1995, Digital Equipment Corporation stood as the third largest vertically integrated computer company in the world. In the early 1990ís, Digitalís annual revenues exceeded ten billion dollars serving eighty-two countries including the United States. Given such a large customer base, Digital uses the Global Supply Chain Model (GSCM) to determine manufacturing and distribution strategies and also to examine supply chain alternatives. The GSCM program which has saved Digital over one hundred million
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typical analyses done include finding least-cost supply chains, fastest cycle times, modeling hypothetical structuring effects, source swapping, and many other cause and effect scenarios. GSCM has allowed Digital to make the necessary changes to the companyís manufacturing chain in order to remain a market contender. The depth of the model in providing a wide range of factors has provided analytical means to stabilize decision-making in the lightning fast pace of the computer equipment market.