Title: A computer-based decision support system for knowledge management in the swine industry

Authors: Johanna Trujillo-Díaz; Milton M. Herrera; Flor Nancy Díaz-Piraquive

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Department, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Economic Sciences Research Centre, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia ' Industrial Engineering Program, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Fundación Universitaria Internacional de La Rioja, Bogotá, Colombia

Abstract: The swine industry contributes to food security around the world. However, the most vulnerable point in the industry occurs at the pig production cycle. This production cycle generates an unbalance between supply and demand, which affects profitability. This paper shows a computer-based decision support system for Knowledge Management (KM) which contributes to improving the profitability performance management into the swine industry. The computer-based system allows assessing decision alternatives on the dimensions of the KM capacity and profitability performance. This tool contributes to generating integration strategies for the swine industry - four simulation scenarios was designed for representing a pig company in the Colombian case.

Keywords: decision support system; simulation; swine; knowledge management; system dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2021.117844

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2021 Vol.12 No.3, pp.253 - 262

Received: 08 Nov 2019
Accepted: 11 Mar 2020

Published online: 04 Oct 2021 *

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