Title: A hierarchical approach to supply chain simulation modelling using the Supply Chain Operations Reference model

Authors: Guruprasad Pundoor, Jeffrey W. Herrmann

Addresses: Federal Express, Memphis, TN 38125, USA. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Abstract: Simulation is a very useful tool for predicting supply chain performance. There is a need for standard simulation elements to represent the activities in a supply chain. This paper describes a novel supply chain simulation framework that follows the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. We use this framework to build simulation models that integrate discrete event simulation and spreadsheets. The simulation models are hierarchical and use submodels that capture activities specific to supply chains. We also describe a study that used this framework to analyse the impact of rescheduling frequency on the supply chain performance.

Keywords: supply chains; simulation modelling; supply chain operations reference; SCOR models; supply chain management; SCM; rescheduling frequency; supply chain performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2006.012641

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2006 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.124 - 132

Published online: 05 Mar 2007 *

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