Fruit supply chain simulation: a literature review

Lau, C and Kanchanasuwan, S 2015, 'Fruit supply chain simulation: a literature review', in KS Pawar, H Rogers and E Ferrari (ed.) Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2015), Bologna, Italy, 5-8 July 2015, pp. 740-747.


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Title Fruit supply chain simulation: a literature review
Author(s) Lau, C
Kanchanasuwan, S
Year 2015
Conference name ISL 2015: Reflections on Supply Chain Research and Practice
Conference location Bologna, Italy
Conference dates 5-8 July 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2015)
Editor(s) KS Pawar, H Rogers and E Ferrari
Publisher Nottingham University Business School
Place of publication United Kingdom
Start page 740
End page 747
Total pages 8
Abstract This paper reviews the current literature on fruit supply chain simulation and contributes a set of findings that capture the state-of-the-art in the field. A total of 81 articles on supply chain simulation have been systematically reviewed according to the objective(s) of the study and the simulation method(s) used. The findings reveal that majority of the reviewed studies focused on supply chain structure and design, strategy and policy formulation, supply chain behaviour analysis, and decision support for supply chain management. The most commonly used simulation methods comprise discrete event simulation, system dynamics, and agent-based simulation. Including those studies which adopted more than one simulation approaches, discrete event simulation is by far the most popular simulation technique employed. The findings may provide valuable reference and guideline to practitioners in the fruit supply chain management community who wish to employ simulation as a tool to assist in decision making.
Subjects Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Literature review
Fruit supply chain simulation
Discrete event simulation
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