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Title: Framework for a multi-echelon and multi-product supply chain network
Authors: Rajagopal Lakshmanan Mohanavalli
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Industrial engineering::Supply chain
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Supply Chain Networks (SCNs) generally belong to one of many types based on the number of echelons, number of products, the modeling horizon, nature of demand (deterministic vs. stochastic) and inventory considerations. They are mathematically modeled for a variety of reasons like facility or plant location determination, total network cost estimation, capacity estimation, facility selection, material allocation, inventory planning and optimal ordering policy determination to name a few. Real-world industrial networks are typically a combination of multiple types and most often require analysis for multiple purposes. For example, a multi-echelon multi-product network may require the determination of optimal network cost and ordering policy. While there are established modeling methodologies and techniques for classes of problems that deal with each of the aforementioned reasons and network types, the application of multiple discrete models one at a time for the analysis of a network may not only result in sub-optimal solutions but infeasible solutions with a lack of further insight. Thus there exists a need for the integration of these modeling methodologies into a single flexible network model catering to a multitude of modeling requirements. Such models with appropriate control vectors offer an efficient and flexible tool for the analysis of a variety of network types and a combination of modeling needs.
Description: 59 p.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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