Modelling the coordinated supply chain network

M. E. Seliaman , and Ab Rahman Ahmad, (2010) Modelling the coordinated supply chain network. Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis, 6 (2). pp. 87-94. ISSN 1823-5670

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A supply chain is a network of suppliers, manufactures, distributors and retailers that deliver finished products to the end customers. The configuration of the manufacturing and distribution facilities, and selection of distribution channels are typical strategic supply chain decisions. In this paper we consider the problem of reconfiguring the supply chain network to significantly improve customer service levels and reduce system wide cost. For this purpose we develop a mathematical model that can help in the integrated design of strategic supply chain networks and the determination of tactical production-inventory decisions. In this model, inventory and production cycles are assumed synchronised across the entire supply chain. Then we describe an optimal solution procedure for solving the model and present a numerical example for illustrating the model. The numerical results show that the network configuration under integer multipliers coordination mechanism will result in lower total cost

Item Type:Article
Keywords:supply chain; production-inventory decisions; optimisation
Journal:Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis
ID Code:1972
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:21 Jun 2011 04:19
Last Modified:21 Jun 2011 04:19

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