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International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (3 papers in press)


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  • An Integrated Strategic-Operational Supply Chain Network Design: A Case of Consumer Goods Supply Chain   Order a copy of this article
    by Aber Elsaleiby 
    Abstract: This study is motivated by a real-world supply chain that expects unprecedented high demand for some of its products. The fast-moving consumer goods supply chain under study is characterized by a large number of supply points (manufacturing plants) and a limited number of warehouses. It operates under the avoidance of missed demand policy. The aim of this research is to develop a large-scale supply chain model that can enable supply chain managers in general, and the manager of this supply chain in particular, to function under various circumstances. The model is formulated using Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP). The proposed model is verified and validated to assure accuracy and credibility. Model verification is done by the aid of data generated for supply chain networks with different sizes using Matlab software. Validation of the models assumptions, structure and objective is done through intensive discussion with supply chain experts from industry and academia. The paper discusses managerial and practical implications of the model.
    Keywords: Supply Chain Network Design; fast-moving consumer goods; Mixed Integer Linear Programming; Case Study.

  • Supply Chain Resilience to Sudden and Simultaneous Lead-time and Demand Disturbances   Order a copy of this article
    by Kannan Nilakantan 
    Abstract: This paper takes up the study of the Resilience of a supply chain when subjected to sudden increases in both demand as well as replenishment lead times. The definition of resilience leads quite naturally to the use of dynamic analysis; and hence we examine the resilience of the chain through the study of the dynamic behavior of the distribution warehouse at its downstream end, catering to its demand off-take, and operating under a responsiveness strategy. We derive the dynamic behavior of the warehouse system under different dynamic replenishment control schemes, and attempt to synthesize a modified dynamic control scheme to enhance its resilience and performance under such conditions. A notable feature of these dynamic controls is that they can be made pro-active as is shown in the paper. We then compare the system response with those of parallel systems closely related to the one studied in this paper, and highlight the increased difficulty in controlling this system compared to the others.
    Keywords: Supply Chain Resilience; Dynamic Modelling; Dynamic Replenishment/Ordering Controls; Sudden Replenishment Lags with Increased Demand.

  • Author and institution citation analysis of the lean literature   Order a copy of this article
    by Mark Francis, Andrew Thomas, Ron Fisher, Rachel Mason-Jones 
    Abstract: Citation is the established method for evaluating the impact and influence of literature. However, a preliminary systematic review of the lean literature reveals that even though a large number of narrative reviews exist on this topical and growing body of material, no citation analysis (CA) has yet been conducted. This paper presents the first citation analysis (CA) of the lean literature, and also represents the most extensive known CA study within supply chain and operations research. It uses ten lean synonym search phrases over a source population of over 15,000 Google Scholar publications. These are filtered into a dataset of the 241 most highly cited publications on lean that account for an aggregated total of 98,829 citations. The research reveals the surprising degree of influence of academics within the supposedly atheoretical lean literature. In terms of non-academic authorship, management consultants are the most influential type. A high degree of ghettoization is also found, with both practitioners and management consultants almost exclusively co-authoring with their own type. US institutions dominate, with MIT being the most influential. Japan has the second largest number of management consultant authors after the USA. These findings therefore provide valuable insight into the source and nature of what, who and where is most significantly impacting the application and evolution of the lean paradigm; representing the essential prerequisite to understanding the complex relationship between the advice offered and resultant economic and human relations consequences of applying this advice in increasingly diverse work settings.
    Keywords: Citation analysis; Lean production; Literature; Bibliometric analysis.