Supply chain network scenario design and evaluation

Li, Z and Kumar, A 2005, 'Supply chain network scenario design and evaluation', International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 107-123.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Supply chain network scenario design and evaluation
Author(s) Li, Z
Kumar, A
Year 2005
Journal name International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 107
End page 123
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract A supply chain can involve different scenarios with different products, co-ordination structures, production strategies and locations. Enterprises need to model supply chain scenario complexities and evaluate the performance of scenarios before implementing them. This paper reviews the research in inter-firm network, organisation co-ordination structure and performance measurement, and proposes a new method for designing supply chain scenario by considering multiple influence factors. A scenario evaluation methodology is also proposed in which supply chain scenario performance is evaluated by considering production, system dynamics, co-ordination and vulnerability costs. An industry case is studied to demonstrate how the methods are applied in industry practice.
Subject Business and Management not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13675560500141379
ISSN 1367-5567
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