Dynamic analysis of a global supply chain using system dynamics approach
by Balan Sundarakani, Prem Vrat, Pradeep Kumar
International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management (IJECRM), Vol. 4, No. 4, 2010

Abstract: Supply chain management (SCM) plays a vital role in the growth of the industry, survival in the market, in the production rate and the dynamic interaction among the suppliers and customers. This paper analyses a supply chain model and the dynamic interaction between its variables using system dynamic approach. A causal loop diagram has been developed to identify the relationship between the variables of supply chain system. Under different delay conditions, the policy experimentation is carried out considering various global economies and their degree of development. The model results have been discussed and validated based on the questionnaire results. A detailed sensitivity test is carried out to examine the robustness of the model. The paper has addressed many important issues related to demand, delay time, inventory, GDP growth, SCMI and degree of development of India and their implications are useful in devising strategic policy and decision making scenario of India's new liberalised economy.

Online publication date: Wed, 27-Oct-2010

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