Exploring the behaviour of a centralised supply chain at Draeger Safety UK

Niu, Mu, Sice, Petia, French, Ian and Mosekilde, Erik (2008) Exploring the behaviour of a centralised supply chain at Draeger Safety UK. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 2 (1). pp. 34-54. ISSN 1935-5726

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jisscm.2009010103

Abstract

This article presents analysis of the behaviour of a model of a centralised supply chain. The research was conducted within the manufacturing sector and involved the breathing equipment manufacturer Draeger Safety, UK. A simplified model of the Draeger Safety, UK centralised supply chain has been developed and validated. Simulation and analysis have been performed using System Dynamics, non-linear dynamics and control theory. The findings suggest that destructive oscillations of inventory could be generated by internal decision making practices. A management microworld has been developed allowing managers to experiment with different decision policies and learn how the supply chain performs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2009 10:54
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3685

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