Title: Simulation-based decision-making scenarios in dynamic supply chain

Authors: Anjali Saxena, Yves Ducq, R.A. Malairajan, P. Sivakumar

Addresses: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016, India. ' LAPS-GRAI-IMS, University of Bordeaux 1, 351 Cours de la Liberation, 33405 Talence Cedex, France. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University Tirunelveli, Tuticorin Campus, Tuticorin, Pin – 628003, TamilNadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620024, TamilNadu, India

Abstract: In this paper we present approach for simulation of supply chain using a simulation package. The objective is to develop general modules for the simulation of supply chain, which can be used for simulation of complex supply chain. Simulation model has flexibility of using different ordering policies and different set of parameters for different nodes of supply chain. Numbers of simulation experiments are performed to generate knowledge. In particular, based on a cost and time performance analysis, the different configurations are analysed in order to support the selection of suitable polices and parameters of the operations network.

Keywords: simulation; supply chain management; SCM; arena modules; decision support systems; DSS; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2010.037933

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2010 Vol.4 No.2, pp.166 - 182

Published online: 05 Jan 2011 *

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