Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2010 Vol.5, No.1

 

 

Title: A Modelling and Optimisation Management Tool for large-scale supply chain networks

 

Author: Lusine Baghdasaryan, Houshang Darabi, Francesca Schuler, Andreas Schaller

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 842 W Taylor St. 2039 ERF, Chicago, IL 60607, USA.
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 842 W Taylor St. 2039 ERF, Chicago, IL 60607, USA.
Motorola Labs, Physical and Digital Realization Research Center, 1301 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL 60196, USA.
Motorola Labs, Physical and Digital Realization Research Center, Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 1, D-65232 Taunusstein, Germany

 

Abstract: Supply Chains (SC) can be complex, dynamic and large-scale. They can make modelling and optimisation of SC difficult tasks. This paper describes a framework of a new Modelling and Optimisation Management Tool (MOMT) for large-scale supply chain networks. A graph-based method is used to automatically generate and update optimisation models for large-scale SC networks. Graph's nodes and arcs, that define the optimisation model's constraints and variables, are generated according to the SC requirements. MOMT increases accuracy and flexibility of modelling and information processing in large-scale SC models. The tool applications, advantages and disadvantages are described by real world examples from Motorola Inc. SC.

 

Keywords: large-scale supply chains; SCM; supply chain management; modelling; optimisation management; MOMT; graphs; information processing; Motorola; industrial engineering; systems engineering.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2010.029756

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010 Vol.5, No.1, pp.48 - 78

 

Available online: 02 Dec 2009

 

 

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