28 | R i g h t C h a i n ™ and grades a supply chain from 1 to 5 in each area, 5 being the highest level of complexity. Supply Chain Complexity Factors RightChain™ Simplification Initiatives Number of SKUs and Commodities RightSKUs™: SKU Optimization Number of DCs RightNodes™: Supply Chain Network Optimization Number of Carriers RightLines™: Carrier Optimization Number of Suppliers RightCore™: Supplier Optimization Number of Handling Transactions RightFlow™: Flow Path Optimization Demand Variability RightCast™: Forecast Optimization Threats of Disruption RightGuards™: Security Optimization Regulatory Requirements RightDocs™: Documentation Optimization Response Time Requirements RightTerms™: Customer Service Policy Optimization Number of Software Applications RightTools™: Technology Optimization Figure 17. Supply Chain Complexity Factors and RightChain™ Simplification Initiatives I used the index to compute the supply chain complexity of a wide variety of our clients. The highest

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