Title: Bullwhip effect reduction in supply chain management: one size fits all?

Authors: Joseph Saab, Henrique Correa

Addresses: Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School, Department of Production and Operations Management, Avenida Nove de Julho, 2029 – 10. andar, 01313-902 Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil. ' Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School, Department of Production and Operations Management, Avenida Nove de Julho, 2029 – 10. andar, 01313-902 Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil

Abstract: In this paper, we try to investigate whether specific solutions suggested by selected authors in the relevant literature, aiming at controlling the so-called bullwhip effect and consequently reducing inventory and stock-outs and increasing stock turnover in supply chain managements, are of general applicability. In order to do that, a numerical simulation model was developed and suggestions by Forrester, Kirkwood and Sterman were modelled and tested.

Keywords: bullwhip effect; numerical simulation; supply chain management; SCM; inventory reduction; inventory stock-out reduction; stock turnover.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2005.005971

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2005 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.211 - 226

Available online: 09 Jan 2005

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