Title: Leagility index in supply chain - part-II: case applications, benchmarking and comparative analysis

Authors: Arnab Banerjee; Saroj Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 700032, India ' Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 700032, India

Abstract: This two-part paper presents modelling approaches and its applications for a leagile supply chain sustenance. While part-I earlier reported details of the modelling aspect, part-II now describes the application of the sustenance model, and will help to indicate the state of the supply chain. This research further uses the index to improve leagility by benchmarking it along with relational as well as sensitivity analysis to the approach. The sustenance model is applied on three distinct types of supply chains viz., lean, agile and leagile through 11 case applications of supply chain. A comparative analysis of leagility index with other known lean/agile indexes will help to prove the superiority of the index using suitable and various mathematical tools.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; simulated annealing; multicriteria analysis; conjoint analysis; leagile supply chains; leagility index; modelling; benchmarking; lean supply chains; agile supply chains.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.071512

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.21 No.2, pp.242 - 276

Available online: 30 Jul 2015 *

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