Modelling and simulation of a supply chain in an uncertain environment
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Modelling and simulation of a supply chain in an uncertain environment. In: 7th MINI EURO Conference on Decision Support Systems, Groupware, Multimedia and Electronic Commerce, MAR 24-27, 1997, BRUGGE, BELGIUM.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper describes fuzzy modelling and simulation of a supply chain (SC) in an uncertain environment, as the first step in developing a decision support system. An SC is viewed as a series of facilities that performs the procurement of raw material, its transformation to intermediate and end-products, and distribution and selling of the end-products to customers. All the facilities in the SC are coupled and interrelated in a way that decisions made at one facility affect the performance of others. SC fuzzy models and a simulator cover operational SC control. The objective is to determine the stock levels and order quantities for each inventory in an SC during a finite rime horizon to obtain an acceptable delivery performance at a reasonable total cost for the whole SC. Two sources of uncertainty inherent in the external environment in which the SC operates were identified and modelled: customer demand and external supply of raw material. They were interpreted and represented by fuzzy sets. In addition to the fuzzy SC models, a special SC simulator was developed. The SC simulator provides a dynamic view of the SC and assesses the impact of decisions recommended by the SC fuzzy models on SC performance. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||1 September 1998|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 299-309|
|Title of Event:||7th MINI EURO Conference on Decision Support Systems, Groupware, Multimedia and Electronic Commerce|
|Location of Event:||BRUGGE, BELGIUM|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAR 24-27, 1997|
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