Modeling of Responsive Supply Chain

1st Edition

M.K. Tiwari, B. Mahanty, S. P. Sarmah, M. Jenamani

CRC Press
Published August 20, 2012
Reference - 225 Pages - 68 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466510340 - CAT# K14775
Series: IIT Kharagpur Research Monograph Series

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A guide to help readers meet the demands of an evolving competitive business environment, Modeling of Responsive Supply Chain outlines novel concepts and strategies for implementing a fully integrated system of business improvement methodologies.

This self-contained reference covers various key aspects of supply chain management, which is crucial to boosting industrial growth in the face of expanding globalization in the manufacturing and transportation sectors. The book focuses on topics that could potentially improve the free flow of goods and services between nations by helping users assess the performance of logistic systems deployed to achieve this end.

Chapters present a conventional and evolutionary approach to coordinating all elements of the supply chain to optimize an enterprise’s competitive advantage. The authors explore different models associated with transportation, facility location, and assignments, as well as planning and scheduling. They also address diverse technologies, such as RFID tags used to monitor product flow within the supply chain network.

This book addresses the importance of:

  • Recognizing responsiveness as a metric of supply chain performance
  • Domain interfaces for solving the optimization problem by making supply chains more responsive
  • Coordination through contracts to enhance responsiveness
  • System dynamics methodology to achieve responsiveness, as well as management principles, control theory, and computer simulation
  • The use of different types of technologies to build a better supply chain that achieves higher responsiveness

Few, if any, single volumes provide the detailed explanation of practical and conceptual approaches found in this book. It covers the entire spectrum of topics and will be equally useful as a reference for scholars and graduate students and as a compendium for practitioners dealing with real-life problems in contemporary supply chain management.


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