Title: Inventory management of supply chain with robust control theory: literature review

Authors: Azeddine Zemzam; Mohammed El Maataoui; Mustapha Hlyal; Jamila El Alami; Nourddine El Alami

Addresses: LASTIMI Laboratory, Mohammedia School of Engineers (EMI) and High School of Technology (EST), Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat 765, Morocco ' LASTIMI Laboratory, Mohammedia School of Engineers (EMI) and High School of Technology (EST), Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat 765, Morocco ' LASTIMI Laboratory, School of Textile and Clothing (ESITH-CELOG), Casablanca 7731, Morocco ' LASTIMI Laboratory, High School of Technology (EST), Mohammed V University in Rabat, Salé 227, Morocco ' Mohammedia School of Engineers (EMI), Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat 765, Morocco

Abstract: Supply chain management (SCM) has become a vital tool for organisations, which desire to improve performance and resilience. More and more attention in SCM has been dedicated to inventory. The great potential of control theory to handle inventory problems was evidenced since the early 1950s. In particular, the robust control which is devoted to dealing with uncertainties and minimising the worst case value of disturbances represents a useful tool to help research in inventory management. This paper aims to provide a review of 37 articles covering the application of robust control in modelling and control of inventory problems according to the considered uncertainties mainly in demand and delay time.

Keywords: supply chain; inventory management; robust control theory; uncertainties.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2017.085223

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2017 Vol.27 No.4, pp.438 - 465

Received: 22 Mar 2016
Accepted: 26 May 2016

Published online: 21 Jun 2017 *

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