Title: Continuum-based model for analysing efficiency of supply chain interfaces

Authors: Raschid Ijioui, Heike Emmerich, Jurgen Hubert

Addresses: Computational Materials Engineering (CME), Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES), Julich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University, Mauerstr. 5, 52056 Aachen, Germany. ' Computational Materials Engineering (CME), Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES), Julich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University, Mauerstr. 5, 52056 Aachen, Germany. ' Computational Materials Engineering (CME), Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES), Julich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University, Mauerstr. 5, 52056 Aachen, Germany

Abstract: Here we develop a Partial Differential Equations (PDE) based model describing the dynamic behaviour of strongly time-critical orders with multiple priorities of a process chain in an aeronautical supplier which is spread out over several time zones. The simulation results help us to understand the efficiency loss originating from the dynamics resulting from the interaction of priority orders with multiple time zones.

Keywords: SCM; supply chain management; business process modelling; business process simulation; continuum-based models; supply chain interfaces; supply chain efficiency; aeronautical suppliers; priority orders; multiple time zones; supply chain dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2009.021744

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2009 Vol.4 No.1, pp.41 - 55

Available online: 01 Dec 2008 *

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