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.
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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.
"Useful and topical book.. Will be of great interest to researchers and advanced students!"
—Bopaya Bidanda, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"… an original work on supply chain responsiveness in broader perspective and it is the first book which is solely dedicated to understand and increase the responsiveness of supply chain. … provides a complete state-of-art and framework to develop a responsive supply chain and it includes various strategic as well as operational factors. … shows the impact of various types of contracts in supply chain to increase the responsiveness according to the market. In this connection, it provides a new insight for the researchers as well as the case study is also helpful for practitioners. … The most precious part of the book is related to the various technologies for providing the integration and inter-operability in supply chain. The most important noticeable point is its language which is easily understandable by the audience. … a gem for supply chain management students as it provides a multi-dimension insight to understand the various complex issues in supply chain to make supply chain more responsive."
—Dr. Felix T. S. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
"… a basic overview of research in the field of supply chain management. … the authors explain every aspect to regarding the network design, application of system dynamic, and technologies for supply chain management."
—Pei-Chann Chang, Information Management Department, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
"Responsive Supply Chains are very important for the success of Manufacturing Industry in today’s highly competitive global markets. The proposed monograph provides an interesting and comprehensive introduction and study of this topic. It should provide useful insight and learning for both students and practitioners alike. It is an enjoyable read as the book is well structured, guiding the reader from a clear, easy to read introduction, step by step through the complexities of how Supply Chains may be optimised to achieve greater Responsiveness. The book provides a timely and valuable contribution to the important topic of Modelling Responsive Supply Chains."
Supply Chain Responsiveness
Framework for Supply Chain Responsiveness
A Supply Chain Optimization Perspective to Achieve Responsiveness
Network Design Problem
Responsiveness in Supply Chain Due to Inventory Management
Supply Chain Coordination: Modeling through Contracts
What Is Coordination?
Research on Coordination through Contracts
Coordination under Asymmetric Information
Conclusions and Directions for Future Research
System Dynamics Applications in Supply Chain Modeling
Characteristics of System Dynamics
Supply Chain Modeling Using System Dynamics
Modeling the Bullwhip Effect Using System Dynamics
A Case of Retailer’s Inventory
Appendix: A Brief Note on System Dynamics
System Dynamics Concepts
Technologies for Supply Chain Integration and Interoperability
Dimensions of Supply Chain Integration
Dimensions of Interoperability
A Motivating Example: Vendor-Managed Inventory Systems
Conceptual and Implementation Frameworks for Interoperable Systems
Technologies for Interoperability
Object-Oriented Analysis for Integrated Supply Chain Design and Implementation
Application of Integration Technology in Supply Chain—An Example