International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (90 papers in press)
- Multi-objective decision modeling using Interpretive Structural Modeling(ISM) for Green Supply Chains
by Sachin Mangla, Jitendra Madaan, P.R.S. Sarma, M. P Gupta
- Growth, profits and dividends: a case study with global and centenary companies acting in the equipment large markets
by Carlos Eduardo R. B. Barateiro, Jose Rodrigues de Farias Filho, Ricardo Bordeaux, Luiz Antonio da Paz Campagnac
- Public-Private Partnerships for Improving the Regional Mass Transit System: A Case Study of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority
by Hokey Min
- SEASONAL ENERGY TRADING PORTFOLIO BASED ON MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION
by Fellipe Fernandes Goulart dos Santos, Douglas Alexandre Gomes Vieira, Rodney Rezende Saldanha, Adriano Chaves Lisboa, Marcus Vinícius De Castro Lobato
- Modeling the Barriers Affecting Design and Implementation of Reconfigurable Manufacturing System
by VASDEV MALHOTRA
- Proposal of monitoring for the identification of the causes of physical divergence of the inventories of maintenance, repair and operations in a manufacturing automotive supply
by Francisco Carlos Arrais Silva, Inêz Manuele dos Santos, Osmar Veras Araújo
- Strategies for Agents Participating in Combinatorial Auctions in the Transportation Planning of Oil Derivatives
by Kely P. Vieira, Cesar A. Tacla
- Reverse Logistics: Insights From Sectoral Analysis Of Indian Manufacturing Industries
by V. RAVI, RAVI SHANKAR
- MARKETING INOVATION AUTONOMY FOR SUBSIDIARIES IN NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY IN FIXED TELECOM
by V. E. I. Yamasaki, M. L. F. MacLennan, L. M. Almeida
- STOCHASTIC INVENTORY MODEL WITH FINITE PRODUCTION RATE AND PARTIAL BACKORDERS
by M. A. Darwish, S. K. Goyal, Abdulrahman Alenezi
- Product Development Process in Small and Medium Clothing Companies: focus on relations with suppliers, retailers and final client
by Yslene Rocha Kachba, André Mathias Souza Plath, Marcelo Gomes Gitirana Ferreira, Fernando Antonio Forcellini
- Integration of Genetic Algorithm, Analytic Hierarchy Process and Computer Simulation for Optimization of Operator Allocation in
Manufacturing Systems with Weighted Variables
by A. Azadeh, S.M. Asadzadeh, M. Mehrangohar, E. Fathi
- Evaluation of an Information Systems Investment into Reducing the Bullwhip Effect a Three Step Process
by Mikael Collan, Kaj-Mikael Björk, Kalevi Kyläheiko
- Challenges and Opportunities for Logistics Standardization in Asia-Pacific Countries: A Descriptive Case Study
by Hokey Min, Hyun-Jeun Ko, Yong-Kon Lim, Jong-Won Park, Yong Kap Cho
- Evolving Cost-Effective Routing of Vehicles for Blood Bank Logistics
by K. GANESH, T. T. NARENDRAN, S.P. ANBUUDAYASANKAR
- Single Stage closed loop manufacturing-remanufacturing system profitability with different combinations of internal and external return flows: an analytical study
by Rabindranath Bhattacharya, Arshinder Kaur
- Analysing the heterogeneity of traveller mode choice preference using a random parameter logit model from the perspective of principal-agent theory
by A.H.M. Mehbub Anwar, Kiet Tieu, Peter Gibson, Khin Than Win, Matthew J. Berryman
- Ethical supply chains: analysis, practices and performance measures
by Y. Y. Yusuf, A. Musa, N. El-Berishy, M. Schulze, A. Hawkins, T. Abubakar
- Open Shop Scheduling with Stochastic Release Dates and Processing Times
by A. Azadeh, S.E. Rahbar, T. Nazari
- Heterogeneous Truck Routing Policies with Tour Routing Time Restriction: A Case Study of a Malaysian Trucking Company
by Ada Suk-Fung Ng, Mei Khing Ong, Angappa Gunasekaran, Chun-Hung Cheng
- Identification of critical success factors to achieve high green supply chain management performances in Indian automobile industry
by Sunil Luthra, Mohammed Asim Qadri, Dixit Garg, Abid Haleem
- Third Party Logistics Orchestrator Role in Reverse Logistics and Closed-Loop Supply Chains
by Mohd Rizaimy Shaharudin, Suhaiza Zailani, Mahazir Ismail
- Designing Innovative framework for Supply Chain Performance Measurement in Textile Industry
by Pranav G. Charkha, Santosh B. Jaju
- Supply Chain Performance Measurement An Exploratory Study
by Hemantkumar P. Bulsara, M N Qureshi, Hiren Patel
- Selecting a Preventive Maintenance Scheduling Method by Using Simulation and Multi Criteria Decision Making
by Shirin Eslami, Sayed Mojtaba Sajadi, Ali hosseinzade kashan
- Developing a Logical Model for Cellular Manufacturing Systems by Theory of Constraints Thinking Process Approach
by Mazaher Ghorbani, S. Mohammad Arabzad, Hadi Shirouyehzad, Arash Shahin
- A representation scheme for integrated production and outbound distribution models
by Christian Meinecke, Bernd Scholz-Reiter
- Analyzing Maintenance Strategies by FANP Considering RAM Criteria; a Case Study
by Ehsan Pourjavad, Hadi Shirouyehzad
- Designing a model for reliability improvement with FTA and FMEA techniques on medical gas outlet
by Marzieh Sadeghi, Mehdi Karbasiyan, Mehrzad Navabakhsh
- Reverse Logistics Network Design for Spent Batteries: A Simulation Study
by A. Jayant, P. Gupta, S.K. Garg
- A New Approach for Supplier Selection using Fuzzy MCDM
by Reza Rostamzadeh
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to propose a new framework for supplier selection using FAHP and TOPSIS methods. As the human decision-making process usually contains fuzziness and vagueness, so linguistic values are used to assess the ratings and weights for criteria. A hierarchy multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) model based on fuzzy-sets theory including FAHP adopted for finding weights of criteria and its sub-criteria and then for the final ranking of the suppliers TOPSIS method is used in a real industry case. This study concluded that the ranking of the main criteria and sub-criteria in all the suppliers are the same. Drawing on a real case, Supplier A was identified to be the best supplier Also it can be said that TOPSIS method is a useful additional tool for the problem.More research is definitely called for within the context of studying a more complex supply chain with multiple supply network and nodes. There is also a crucial need for investigating other hybrid methods to find the optimum supplier. The proposed criteria can be applied both in industrial and service organizations with slight modifications.
Keywords: Supplier Selection; Multi-criteria decision making; FAHP
- A New Model for Achieving Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Operations Strategies in Manufacturing Companies
by Kouroush Jenab, Amir Samarrokhi, Veeri Chettiar Arumugam, Philip D. Weinsier
Abstract: Theorists and practitioners alike emphasize the importance of competitive advantage in garnering maximum profit and performance. Still, there is a presence of continuous confusion among managers in measuring a companys competitive advantage with regards to its temporality and sustainability. In order to look into this issue, the authors introduced product lifecycle as a time-dimension measure and analyzed its effects on optimum financial performance. In addition, this research study attempted to identify the appropriate operations strategies that could bring about sustainable competitive advantage. Operations strategies can be divided into four subcategories: low-cost leadership, quality differentiation, service differentiation and innovation differentiation. The primary data collected via questionnaires for this study came from the chief executive officers and chief operating officers of Malaysian manufacturing companies. Results were tabulated through the application of a multiple regression analysis. The study also proved that some of the operations strategies could ensure that these select manufacturing companies would obtain sustainable competitive advantage. However, it is important to note that the service differentiation strategy was limited in its contribution to temporary competitive advantage.
Keywords: Sustainable competitive advantage, Operations strategies, Low-cost leadership, Differentiation.
- A Structural Analysis of Green Supply Chain Management Enablers in the UAE Construction Sector
by SREEJITH BALASUBRAMANIAN
Abstract: The aim of the research is to develop a structural analysis of the enablers of green supply chain management (GSCM) in the UAE construction sector. An Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) approach is used to identify the contextual relationship of the enablers and to develop their hierarchical structure. Further the enablers are classified into visual quadrants on a graph using dependence-driving power analysis (DDPA). The hierarchical structure and graph will provide useful insights to corporates, government bodies and supply chain managers to understand and prioritize the key enablers of GSCM and the organizational strategies adopted by firms in the UAE. The study will contribute significantly to the first wave of empirical investigation in the region and will provide useful insights into GSCM in the UAE. A structural analysis of GSCM enablers as well as industry specific research of GSCM in construction sector is not previously developed in the UAE
Keywords: green supply chain management; interpretive structural modeling; dependence and driving power analysis; construction sector; UAE
- A note concerning physical space occupation costs in Vendor Managed Inventory with consignment agreement models
by Marcello Braglia, Davide Castellano, Marco Frosolini
Abstract: A new analytic formulation of the Vendor Managed Inventory with consignment agreement is proposed. It represents a modified and more realistic version of the model proposed in Braglia and Zavanella (2003). The evaluation of the stockholding related costs is herewith substantially revisited to consider the requirements of a standard VMI relationship with consignment agreement. In particular, the physical space occupation cost held by the buyer is introduced as a component of the overall holding cost and is referred to the maximum stock level, rather than to the average value, as proposed in the past literature. Finally, an implicit analytical solution is given and compared to the original one obtained by Braglia and Zavanella (2003).
Keywords: consignment stock; JELS; vendor managed inventory; inventory holding cost
- Cooperative inventory model for vendor-buyer system with unequal-sized shipment, defective items and carbon emission cost
by Wakhid Ahmad Jauhari, Anjar Setyo Pamuji, Cucuk Nur Rosyidi
Abstract: We develop an integrated inventory model for single-vendor single-buyer with deterministic demand. The vendors production process may be deteriorated during production run and results some defective items. The defective probability is assumed to be uniformly distributed. The shipment from vendor to buyer is made in unequal size over multiple shipments. We also incorporate the carbon emission cost and investigate the environmental impact on the model. The results of the study show that adopting unequal-sized shipment policy in the model which considering defective items will result in lower carbon emission cost and total cost compared to an equal-sized policy. Furthermore, the increase in defective probability will lead to the increase of carbon emission cost.
Keywords: defective items; integrated inventory model; supply chain; unequal-sized shipment; carbon emission cost.
- The valorisation of dead stock There is life in the old dog yet
by Gyöngyi Kovács
- Supply Chain Management: Everlasting and Contemporary Research issues
by Rohit Kumar Singh, P. Acharya
- Green Supply Chain Practices and its impact on Organizational Performance: An Insight from Indian Rubber Industry
by Rameshwar Dubey, Surajit Bag, Sadia Samar Ali
- Comprehensive View Of Logistics Flexibility And Its Impact On Customer Satisfaction
by Tejas R. Shah, Mahendra Sharma
- Status of Service Purchasing Capability in Networked Supply Chains, a Literature Review
by Vesa Kilpi
- Internal supply-chain competition in remanufacturing: operations strategies, performance and environmental effects
by Emmanuel D. Adamides, George Papachristos
Abstract: This paper investigates the competitive and environmental effects of different operations strategies of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and semi-independent remanufacturers, which simultaneously cooperate and compete in different stages of a closed-loop supply chain. In particular, a co-opetitive situation, in which remanufacturing is undertaken only by retailers while the OEMs role is restricted to recycling is considered. After adopting a resource-based perspective of competition, investigations are accomplished using system dynamics simulation modelling. The results of simulations indicate that, in the long run, OEMs, regardless of the operation strategy they adopt, are unable to (re)capture the market gained by the remanufacturers. However, some of these strategies contribute to the improvement of the environmental performance of the entire supply chain.
Keywords: closed-loop supply chain, remanufacturing, operations strategy, resource-based view, system dynamics
- Selecting inbound logistic policies: an ANP based multi-criteria decision making approach
by Francesco Zammori, Gionata Carmignani, Barbara Bigliardi
Abstract: This work presents a structured framework for the selection of the best inbound logistic policy, in a supplier-buyer relationship. Defining long lasting collaborations is a strategic issue, involving considerations of several parameters in terms of Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks (BOCR). To support decision makers, the paper proposes a multi-criteria BOCR, which integrates a high level Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) with a low level Analytic Network Process (ANP). The latter one concerns operational issues, while the first one aggregates results from a strategically oriented point of view. The novelty of the approach relies in the way in which decision criteria have been structured in the form of decision networks: this makes it possible not only to streamline the analysis, but it also assures a high degree of flexibility. An industrial application is finally presented as experimental validation; obtained results demonstrate the quality and the robustness of the approach.
Keywords: Inbound logistic; Multi-Criteria Decision Making; AHP; ANP;
- Demand Forecasting Model for Slow moving items
by Dhakshayani Ekambaram
Abstract: Demand forecasting for a slow moving product is a critical area of concern and becomes crucial to find the optimistic forecast value for a slow moving product which results in huge inventory ultimately affecting the cost.
The two new models namely Probabilistic Demand Model (PDM) and Demand Size Based Model (DSBM) have been developed in this work by modifying the Crostons model. Probabilistic Demand Model (PDM) has been developed by considering actual probabilities in the demand size per period and Demand Size Based Model (DSBM) by directly estimating the demand size without any average per period considerations. Comparative study with the commonly used demand forecasting methods shows that the models follow close approximations to them and are versatile with different values of smoothening constant.
Keywords: Probabilistic Demand Model (PDM) , Demand Size Based Model (DSBM)
- Information and communication technology adoption in the Italian road freight haulage industry
by Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney
Abstract: Despite the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in the management of transport and logistics systems, there is a shortage of studies in the road freight haulage sector. This paper is aimed at filling this void through an exploratory survey on ICT adoption and the influencing factors carried out in the Italian road transport market. The paper provides a review of the previous research on this topic that allows the identification of research gaps that have been addressed through a questionnaire survey. The findings provide evidence of a passive stance on ICT usage characterised by the adoption of isolated applications. The financial risk associated with technology investment and human resources are the main barriers to ICT adoption, while the improvement of service level and the reliability of transport operations emerge as stimulating factors. The results suggest that the potential benefits of technology have not been fully exploited and a risk-sensitive stance on ICT is evident preventing the full incorporation of ICT into business processes
Keywords: : Information and communication technology, Adoption, Influencing factors, Road freight haulage, Italy, Questionnaire survey
- Logistics service quality measurement of a beverage distributor company in the state of Minas Gerais Brazil
by Jersone Tasso Moreira Silva, Luiz Antonio Antunes Teixeira, Karenina de Castro Tavares Senem Cruz, Hugo Ferreira Braga Tadeu
Abstract: The objective of this article is to measure the customers behavioral intentions with respect to the logistics services quality of a Beverage Distributer Company located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Specifically, we intend to analyze the clients satisfaction level of logistics service quality, analyze the satisfaction level of the different segments and/or retails with respect to the logistics service quality and, to evaluate the distance interference from the sales locations with respect to the firms warehouse in terms of the offered services quality. A survey was applied with 492 companys customers, where 9 constructs were evaluated with respect to the logistics services quality attributes. It was certified that logistics services offered by the beverage distributor, fulfill the expectations of most of the customers, noting a strong tendency among them to recommend the company and encourage others retailers to purchase from this company, promoting the positive mouth-to-mouth marketing.
Keywords: logistics; service quality; multivariate data analysis; customerâ€™s behavior; distribution; Brazil
- Optimal Lot Sizing and Inventory Decisions in a Centralized and Decentralized Two Echelon Inventory System with Price Dependent Demand
by Dega Nagaraju, S NARAYANAN, A RAMAKRISHNA RAO
Abstract: In the present-day scenario of global competitive environment, the consideration of the elasticity of demand has become one of the significant factors for designing effective supply chain coordination. In this paper, an integrated inventory model for optimal lot sizing and inventory decisions for centralized and decentralized supply chain with a single customer and single supplier considering ordering/setup costs, carrying costs and transportation costs of respective entities has been developed. The main contribution of this work is to demonstrate the implications of a dependence factor over the optimality of inventory levels, number of shipments and the total variable costs under price dependent demand which in turn is a function of replenishment quantity with dependence factor. A computer program is written in MATLAB as per the solution procedure developed to solve the model. Numerical example is devised to illustrate the optimality of decision variables, and objective function and also the sensitivity analysis is carried out.
Keywords: elasticity of demand; centralized and decentralized supply chain; dependence factor;price dependent demand; total variable costs
- Critical success factors of customer involvement in greening the supply chain: An empirical study
by Sanjay Kumar, Sunil Luthra, Abid Haleem
- Scheduling New Product Development Projects Using Simulation-Based Dependency Structure Matrix
by Mohsen Mohammadi, Sayed Mojtaba Sajadi, Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli
- LOGISTICS COST MANAGEMENT: INSIGHTS ON TOOLS AND OPERATIONS
by Tálita F.G. Silva, Anderson T.P. Gonçalves, Maria S.A. Leite
- A Simulation Study on Warehouse Loading System; The Case of Poultry Feed Production Factory
by S. Behrooz Emami, S. Mohammad Arabzad, S. Mojtaba Sajjadi
- Modeling and Optimization of Healthcare Systems: An Overview
by Papiya Bhattacharjee, Pradip Kumar Ray
- An Integrated Delphi-AHP-DEA-LPP (DADLP) Multi Criteria Decision Making Approach for Supplier Selection & Order Quantity Allocation System
by Rakesh D. Raut
- Fuzzy EOQ models for deterioration items under discounted cash flow approach when supplier credits are linked to Order Quantity
by Sarla Pareek, Vinti Dhaka
Abstract: The article deals with a fuzzy inventory model for deteriorating items under a situation in which supplier offers the purchaser some credit, proportional to the ordered quantity by purchaser. Shortages are not allowed. The effects of the inflation rate find on the purchase price, ordering price and holding price, deterioration of units and permissible delay in payments are discussed in this article. A mathematical formulation is developed when inventory units are subject to fuzzy deterioration under inflation when the supplier offers a permissible delay to the purchaser if the order quantity is greater than or equal to a quantity which is specified. An Optimal solution is obtained and algorithm is also given for finding the optimal order quantity and replenishment time, which gives the minimization of the total cost of an inventory system in four different cases. The article concluded with a numerical example to illustrate the theoretical results where interdependence of parameter is studied for the optimal solution.
Keywords: Discounted cash flows (DCF) approach, supplier credit linked to order quantity, Deterioration, Inflation.
- Contextual Relationship among antecedents of Truck Freight using Interpretive Structural Modeling and its validation using MICMAC analysis
by Rameshwar Dubey, Tripti Singh, Sadia Samar Ali, Saurabh Tiwari
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to develop Truck Freight Model (TFM) using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) and MICMAC analysis. In present study we have employed exhaustive literature survey published in reputed refereed and indexed journals and reports published by reputed agencies to identify the variables which should be used for developing TFM. In order to further resolve the conflicts among variables identified through literature review we have further adopted expert opinion using ISM model to establish contextual relationship which we further refined the model using MICMAC analysis. The present study provides a unique insight into TFM. The study identifies road condition as an independent variable which results into axle failure or frequent road accidents resulting into shortage of truck drivers, has major impact on different TFM model.
Keywords: Truck Freight Model (TFM), ISM, MICMAC
- An Empirical-Relational Investigation on Supply Chain Responsiveness
by Santanu Mandal
Abstract: Various supply chain capabilities like SC Agility, SC Resilience etc. encompasses a key factor in their conceptualization i.e. to respond to customer demand or environmental changes. So SC responsiveness is relevant in current context. Developing supply chain responsiveness in a global supply chain mandates presence of several relational attributes. Based on Resource Based View (RBV), Dynamic capability and relational view theories, the study empirically explores trust, commitment, communication, co-operation and co-ordination as relational resources in developing supply chain responsiveness. The study also considered the moderating role of environmental uncertainty on these relationships. The findings based on a web based survey of 141 supply chain professionals largely support our proposed relationships.
Keywords: supply chain responsiveness, relational attributes, dynamic capability, relational view, trust.
- Supply chain of Thailand product champion: a case study of the passenger car tire industry
by Duangpun Kritchanchai, Tuanjai Somboonwiwat, Wirachchaya Chanpuypetch
Abstract: The direction of Thailand logistics research is geared toward enhancing the countrys competitiveness. To achieve that, logistics research must be conducted from the perspective of the supply chain. In this paper, the supply chain of the Thailand product champion is determined. The passenger car tire industry is found to be one of the product champions of Thailand. It has one of the highest export values, with high demand in the world market. We then analyse the flow from upstream to downstream. The proportions of rubber product flows in each area, from upstream to midstream and midstream to downstream, are exhibited. Forecasting for future productivity is also taken into account. Capacity balance in the chain is determined to be the major problem. Future locations and capacity needed for passenger car tire production are proposed. The direction of the industrys competitiveness is also presented in this paper.
Keywords: Logistics; Passenger car tire industry; Rubber product; Supply chain management; Thailand; Analytic hierarchy process; Capacity and location planning
- KEY SUCCESS FACTORS OF DAIRY VALUE CHAIN IN GUJARAT: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
by HIRENKUMAR PATEL
Abstract: As dairies involve in the collecting, transporting, processing and distributing milk and milk products, its value chain is different as well as challenging from the value chain of other manufacturing organizations. Other aspects which make the value chain of cooperative dairies more cumbersome, complex and non-productive are temperature of ambiance of Gujarat throughout the year, perishable nature of milk and all most uneducated rural milk producers therefore the purpose of this paper is to identify key success factors for such a challenging value chain of cooperative dairies.
With the exploratory research design and judgmental sampling method various managers and senior officers of cooperative dairies of Gujarat state have been surveyed. Six factors are extracted in the first part of operations. Under the second part Management, Four factors are found. Five factors extracted from the third part support services. Total fifteen factors are the key success factors for the value chain of cooperative dairies in the Gujarat.
As value chain of cooperative dairies improves, dairies get benefited which in turn transferred to milk producers. In this way standard of living of milk producers will be uplifted. Extracted key success factors should be incorporated by cooperative dairies in their routine service packages. By implementing these factors dairies in turn can increase the efficiency of the entire cooperative dairy value chain.
Keywords: value chain, cooperative dairy, factor analysis
- A Quality Function Deployment Approach for Supplier Selection Problem using ANP
by Sara Karami, Faranak Pourasadollah, Soroush Avakh Darestani, Somayeh Ghasedi
Abstract: Supplier selection and evaluation have become one of the major decisions for managers in production and operations management sections for both industry and service environments. This research presents a new model that is gained by combination of House of Quality (HOQ) which is a part of Quality Function Development (QFD) utilizing Analytical Network Process (ANP) to select the appropriate supplier. This study begins with identification of features that purchased products should have them (WHAT`s, internal variable) to satisfy companies requirements, then create criteria to evaluate suppliers (HOW) to rank suppliers based on merit index to determine relative importance of factors in QFD used ANP.
Keywords: : Supplier selection, Quality Function Deployment, Analytical Network Process
- Vehicle routing with cross-docking decreasing total cost in supply chain and storage unrestricted capacity using PERT search Algorithm
by Soroush Avakh Darestani, Mojgan Tahaei
Abstract: Cross-docking is a place which is determined according to routing for discharging goods as well as reloading and also goods can be maintained there for less than 24 hours. There are different ways with different restrictions in delivering materials from supplier to warehouse and then consumer. Direct loading. Is recognized as one of the important factors in controlling warehouse or physical flow and is included in managing supply chain. Also, it is planned for customer satisfaction as well as decreasing costs. This research presents optimal cross-docking methods and cars routing program aiming at decreasing transporting cost and determining the number of cars, cost of storage and cost of production and fixed cost of establishing a storage. Here, production capacity is restricted and storage capacity is un restricted and total loaded goods in each car must be less than its capacity. Therefore, factories are not able to send goods to each other. This model is provided for solving the problem the above goals and the proposed solution can improve the cost of this method and do the work in reasonable time. In the numerical example of the present research study, the number of nodes which must get the service is supposed as 6 (of course the number of nodes depends on the number we insert as the Entrance into the program ) and then by investigating the total Optimistic , Probable and Pessimistic costs between each two nodes ad by using the presented algorithm PERT, the amount of optimized obtained cost was 14 and the total variance was 3.6667. It should be noted that these amounts will be updated whenever the nodes, which must get the service, change.
Keywords: Cross-docking; production cost; transporting; storage capacity; supply chain.
- Logistics Service Capabilities of Logistics Service Provider
by Sirpa Multaharju, Jukka Hallikas
- A Logit-Based Model for Facility Placement Planning in Supply Chain Management
by Saeed Asadi Bagloee, Matan Shnaiderman, Madjid Tavana, Avishai Ceder
- Motivations and Barriers to the Adoption of Green Supply Chain Practices among 3PLs
by Sara Perotti, Guido Micheli, Enrico Cagno
Abstract: Over the last decade, logistics companies have experienced significant pressures towards the adoption of green practices. Meanwhile, the research community has started to show an increasing interest in the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) area. However, so far only a limited number of studies have focussed specifically on logistics activities and Third Party Logistics Providers (3PLs), and their motivations and barriers to the adoption of Green Supply Chain Practices (GSCP). This paper seeks to fill this gap by illustrating the results of a multiple-case study research with data collected through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with senior representatives from fifteen 3PLs.
The study revealed that the adoption of GSCP does not seem to be driven by competitive advantage solely based on sustainability. However, companies have started perceiving the need to become somehow green. As for the barriers, high investments and difficulties in identifying and measuring costs/benefits appeared among the most relevant factors.
Keywords: Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM); Green Supply Chain Practices (GSCP); Third Party Logistics Providers (3PLs); Motivations; Barriers
- Joint Replenishment Problem for Multi -Echelon System with Planned Shortage
by Bassem Roushdy, Nahed Sobhy, Ahmed Mahmoud, Abdelrhim Abelhamid
Abstract: An inventory system with one warehouse and one retailer is proposed, planned shortage inventory amounts are allowed at both the retailer and the warehouse. During the ordering process, a major order cost for the lot is incurred at each location and a minor order cost is added for each item in the lot. Demand occurs only at the retailer with a constant deterministic rate. Two policies are considered for this problem; first, the centralized non-cooperative policy where a centralized decision making process is done on warehouse and retailer together to optimize their costs; second, the centralized cooperative policy wherein addition to the centralized decision process, the items at the retailer and the warehouse are replenished jointly to gain the advantage of reducing the major order cost. In the first policy, the objectives here are to evaluate the optimum order interval for each item (i), while in the second policy the objectives are to determine the common order interval, the associated multiple integers and that determines the time of order for each item, and the optimum inventory planned shortage amounts, for each item at each location, which minimize the total inventory cost for the echelon system.
Keywords: Joint Replenishment Problem; Multi Echelon Inventory; Planned Shortage.
- An Exploratory Study of Supply Chain Risk Management in the New Zealand Fast Food Industry
by Yiran Cui, Chuda Basnet
Abstract: This paper reports on exploratory qualitative research into the current practice of supply chain risk management in the New Zealand fast food industry. The study found that the New Zealand fast food industry depends heavily on import from other countries and overseas suppliers for the large amount of raw materials required by the industry. These suppliers hold dominant power in New Zealand fast food industry. As a result, fast-food restaurants have limited room for switching to contingency suppliers in disruptive situations, such as natural disasters or earthquakes. Furthermore, the study also shows that the fast food industry has increased vulnerability due to the stringent food safety and health standards and customers increasing awareness of food safety issues.
Keywords: Fast food industry; Risk management; Risk mitigation; Supply chain
- Investigating the Impact of Access-Timing-Sizing Regulations on Urban Logistics
by Anjali Awasthi, Fozlul Bhuiyan, Chun Wang
Abstract: Freight regulations (e.g.vehicle timing, sizing and access restrictions) play a vital role in controlling congestion and developing effective urban logistics systems. Their importance is becoming even more relevant in modern times due to enormous growth in number of freight vehicle movements in urban areas. In this paper, we target the problem of assessing the impact of access-timing-sizing regulations on goods movement in urban areas. A three step approach is proposed. The first step involves conducting urban network traffic simulation to generate scenario data for the freight restriction policies. VISSIM, a microscopic traffic simulation software is used to perform this step. In the second step, we apply Design of Experiments (DOE) to analyze the simulated traffic data for testing the effectiveness of the access-timing-sizing policies. In the third step, an optimization approach using desirability function is performed to determine the exact level of regulatory policies for the city. An application of the proposed approach for City of Montreal is provided.
The strength of the proposed approach is its strong practical applicability. It is also one of the few quantitative approaches available in current literature for assessing the impact of freight regulatory policies in urban areas.
Keywords: Urban logistics, Access restriction, Timing restriction, Vehicle sizing restriction, Traffic Simulation, Design of Experiments, Impact assessment
- Barriers to Implementing Supply Chain Management in a Cluster of Clothing and Knitwear Line Sectors
by Hamilton Pozo, Telma Aline Torricelli
Abstract: The objective of the research was to identify and analyze the barriers of small companies in the cluster of clothing and knitwear line in the city of Socorro/SP, face in implementing the Supply Chain Management (SCM). The research is characterized as exploratory, whose methods are employed in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the model. The results were analyzed with techniques of non-parametric statistics. Using the view Chopra and Meindl (2003), where they work with five barriers, namely: Barriers Incentives, Barriers Information Processing, Operational Barriers, Barriers Prices and Behavioral Barriers. The results answered the research objectives, demonstrating the analysis of the barriers that companies of the clusterr in the city of Socorro/SP face to implement SCM, demonstrating that even the barrier of information processing demonstrated the unsatisfactory outcome to a cluster.
Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Barriers of implementation, five barriers of Chopra and Meindl, Cluster, Micro and small business, Inventory Management.
- Reverse Supply Chain Management in Consumer Electronics: An Indian perspective
by Debadyuti Das, Rohit Chaudhari
Abstract: The present paper is an attempt to find out the strategic motive of an organization to undertake reverse supply chain management (RSCM) activities with specific reference to consumer electronics industry in Indian context. It has identified the facilitating factors as also the inhibiting factors faced by an organization in pursuing RSCM activities by carrying out questionnaire survey amongst retailers and service providers doing repairing, refurbishing and remanufacturing of consumer electronic goods. The study has attempted to categorize the returned goods in terms of recency, usability and residual value and has tried to find out the percentage figures of individual element within each category of recency, usability and residual value. It has further analyzed different return streams in terms of volume and residual value and revealed as to which return stream/s contribute most to the organizations. Finally the study has analyzed each element of RSCM activities in terms of time taken and cost incurred and identified the major activities consuming maximum amount of time and cost.
Keywords: RSCM, recency, usability, residual value, return streams, RSC elemental time, RSC elemental cost
- Reliable Forward-Reverse Logistics Network Design under Partial and Complete Facility Disruptions
by Seyed Moreza Hatefi, Fariborz Jolai
Abstract: Although disruption risks may occur with a low probability in a supply chain network, they have negative financial impacts and also the recovery process from their destructive effects is very slow. This paper proposes a reliability model for an integrated forward-reverse logistics network design, which can cope with both partial and complete facility disruptions. The reliability model is formulated as a stochastic robust programing whose objective function is to minimize the fixed opening costs of facilities and the expected cost of disruption scenarios, including processing costs, transportation costs, and penalty costs for non-satisfied demands. For doing so, a recent robust optimization approach is modified to protect the concerned network against partial and complete capacity disruptions. Furthermore, a stochastic programing is employed to account for all interested scenarios. Three numerical experiments are designed to study the effect of capacity disruptions on the concerned logistic network. Finally, the results of the proposed model are compared with the conventional robust optimization models.
Keywords: forward-reverse logistics network design; robust optimization; stochastic programing; disruption risks.
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