Title: Real-time information management in supply chain modelling tools

Authors: Sakina Brahim-Djelloul; Dominique Estampe; Samir Lamouri

Addresses: LISMMA Ecole Centrale Paris, BEM Bordeaux Management School, Bordeaux, 680, Cours de la Libération 33405 Talence, Cedex, France ' LISMMA Ecole Centrale Paris, BEM Bordeaux Management School, Bordeaux, 680, Cours de la Libération 33405 Talence, Cedex, France ' Arts et métiers ParisTech, 151, Boulevard Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France

Abstract: In order to face turbulent environments, enterprises need to adapt their procedures to uncertainty and respond accurately and rapidly to various hazards. Therefore, they need to orient their control systems to the use of information in real time, allowing visibility and tracing throughout the supply chain. Modelling the supply chain enables companies to understand their mechanism, to analyse performance and behaviour in order to enhance performance, and to validate the decision to implement a new organisation. This article analyses existing modelling tools in order to highlight those that are able to model a supply chain's dynamic performance. Our analysis will be based on real-time information use, allowing flexibility and reactivity in managing volatile environments.

Keywords: real-time information; supply chain modelling; supply chain behaviour; dynamic performance; information management; supply chain management; SCM; visibility; tracing; volatility; turbulence; supply chain performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2012.052181

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2012 Vol.7 No.4, pp.294 - 312

Published online: 19 Feb 2013 *

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