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Design and Analysis of Robust Kanban System in an Uncertain Environment

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Institutes für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783731501176 Year: Volume: 81 Pages: IX, 255 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000036766 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Kanban is a representative control policy pursuing cost-efficient features for the material flow system. However, the Kanban mechanism increases the system vulnerability especially when the environment is uncertain. Therefore, we proposed a robust Kanban system model for the supply chain system based on the Kanban mechanism. The model can use robust approaches from strategic, tactical, and operational levels to deal with the risks in an uncertain environment.

Milk Run Design: Definitions, Concepts and Solution Approaches

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783731505662 Year: Volume: 88 Pages: VIII, 267 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000057833 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Efficient inbound networks in the European automotive industry rely on a set of different transport concepts including milk runs - understood as regularly scheduled pickup tours. The complexity of designing such a mixed network makes decision support necessary: In this book we provide definitions, mathematical models and a solution method for the Milk Run Design problem and introduce indicators assessing the performance of established milk runs in relation to alternative transport concepts.

27 Samhandling, Preparedness and Supply Chains (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 16 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch27 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"Supply-chain preparedness means to design inter-organisational structures,&#xD;to organise supply-chain resources, and to plan and train to ensure efficient&#xD;response if this is called for. Acknowledging that supply chains are made up of&#xD;two or more organisations, and that interaction describes relations between two or&#xD;more actors, the purpose of this research is to explore whether the introduction of&#xD;the concept of interaction (samhandling) to supply-chain thinking adds to our understanding&#xD;of efficiency and the effectiveness of logistics preparedness.&#xD;We position our work along three dimensions: a profit – non-profit classification,&#xD;a descriptive – normative dichotomy, and a micro – macro continuum. Information&#xD;was retrieved both through semi-structured interviews and by studying secondary&#xD;sources. Interaction and preparedness is assessed through an empirical case: the&#xD;operation Atalanta. By applying interactional indicators, enablers and barriers to&#xD;relationship success can be studied at both micro, meso, and macro levels. Without&#xD;understanding the mechanisms leading to interactional competence, success (or&#xD;the lack thereof) in supply-chain preparedness is difficult to address properly. Thus,&#xD;managers need to assess the interactional constructs at all levels when planning and&#xD;training for preparedness."&#xD;

Dual sourcing : with arbitrary stochastic demand and stochastic lead times

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ISBN: 9783866445284 Year: Pages: XVIII, 337 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000018435 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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Companies with high-performing supply chains enjoy essential competitive ad- vantages. However, supply chain management faces an environment of rising risk that endangers these competitive advantages. One of the reasons is to outsource parts of their business. This bears the risk of significantly increased lead times and lead time variability. It is the impact of lead time variability on inventory management that is the central aspect of this book. It describes a mathematical model for dual sourcing with two reorder points, shows the deviation between stochastic and deterministic calculations in a sensitivity analysis, and investigates different relaxations of a traditional dual-sourcing policy.

Advances in Production Technology

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Production Engineering ISSN: 21940525 ISBN: 9783319123035 9783319123042 Year: Pages: 211 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12304-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Business and Management
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This edited volume contains the selected papers presented at the scientific board meeting of the German Cluster of Excellence on “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”, held in November 2014. The topical structure of the book is clustered in six sessions: Integrative Production Technology, Individualised Production, Virtual Production Systems, Integrated Technologies, Self-Optimising Production Systems and Human Factors in Production Technology. The Aachen perspective on a holistic theory of production is complemented by conference papers from external leading researchers in the fields of production, materials science and bordering disciplines. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Heterogeneity, High Performance Computing, Self-Organization and the Cloud

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies ISBN: 9783319760377 9783319760384 Year: Pages: 165 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76038-4 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: European Commission; Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce
Subject: Business and Management --- Computer Science
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This open access book addresses the most recent developments in cloud computing such as HPC in the Cloud, heterogeneous cloud, self-organising and self-management, and discusses the business implications of cloud computing adoption. Establishing the need for a new architecture for cloud computing, it discusses a novel cloud management and delivery architecture based on the principles of self-organisation and self-management. This focus shifts the deployment and optimisation effort from the consumer to the software stack running on the cloud infrastructure. It also outlines validation challenges and introduces a novel generalised extensible simulation framework to illustrate the effectiveness, performance and scalability of self-organising and self-managing delivery models on hyperscale cloud infrastructures. It concludes with a number of potential use cases for self-organising, self-managing clouds and the impact on those businesses.

Multi-Criteria Methods and Techniques Applied to Supply Chain Management

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ISBN: 9781789233346 9781789233353 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71296 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Transportation
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This book intends to be a complimentary reference for graduate and undergraduate courses of Business and Engineering. Readers not familiar with Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and supply chain management (SCM) may have a first glance, reading isolate chapters. Moreover, the sequential order from Chapters 1 to 8 may be more instructive. Readers with expertise on MCDM or SCM will find interesting applications or proposals. The book also presents a systematic literature review, which confirms the leadership of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and data envelopment analysis (DEA).

Systematische Analyse und Bewertung komplexer Supply Chain Prozesse bei dynamischer Festlegung des Auftragsentkopplungspunkts

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631579619 Year: Pages: 156 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management
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Ein entscheidender Erfolgsfaktor jeder Supply Chain ist das adäquate Design ihrer Leistungserstellungsprozesse. Da diese Prozesse regelmäßig durch einen hohen Grad an Komplexität gekennzeichnet sind, stellt deren Gestaltung eine große Herausforderung dar. In dieser Forschungsarbeit wird deshalb die Frage behandelt, wie komplexe Leitungserstellungsprozesse einer Supply Chain effektiv und effizient verbessert werden können. Dazu wird eine systematische Vorgehensweise für die Analyse und Bewertung von Supply Chain Prozessen vorgestellt und im Rahmen einer Fallstudie auf eine reale Logistikkette in der Elektronikindustrie angewandt. Bei der Prozessanalyse wird eine Reduktion der Komplexität durch eine Kombination von analytischen Methoden und Simulation erzielt, sodass nicht nur die Validität der Ergebnisse, sondern auch die praktische Umsetzbarkeit gewährleistet ist. Die Bewertung von alternativen Prozessdesigns erfolgt multikriteriell und strategiebasierend, damit sowohl Zielkonflikte als auch die verfolgte Strategie der Logistikkette Berücksichtigung finden. Generell spielt die Wahl des marktbezogenen Produktionstyps (z.B. Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock) bei der Verbesserung von Supply Chain Prozessen eine entscheidende Rolle. Daher wird auf diesen Aspekt besonders eingegangen, wobei der hybride Produktionstyp Make-to-Forecast in einem Supply Chain-Kontext in der Fallstudie implementiert wird.

Supply Chain Design

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631543757 Year: Pages: 265 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Business and Management
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Diese Arbeit wurde mit dem Ernst-Zander-Preis 2005 der Ruhr-Universität Bochum ausgezeichnet.
Das Supply Chain Design als strategisches Supply Chain Management beinhaltet als wesentlichen Aspekt die Konfiguration der Supply Chain. Dabei sind die über eine Preisminimierung hinausgehenden Auswahlkriterien der Zulieferer sowie die aus dem langfristigen Planungshorizont der Fragestellung resultierende Unsicherheit geeignet zu berücksichtigen. In dieser Arbeit werden die vielfältigen betriebswirtschaftlichen Aspekte des Supply Chain Design umfassend diskutiert und ein Kriterienkatalog zur Auswahl von Zulieferern entwickelt. Die Unsicherheit wird mit Hilfe des neu entwickelten Konzeptes der Zielrobustheit abgebildet. Die Planungsentscheidungen im Rahmen des Supply Chain Design können durch das vorgestellte Vorgehen unterstützt und in ihren Konsequenzen quantifiziert werden.

The Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Dual Sourcing

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631622728 Year: Pages: 119 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management
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Supply chains consist of all processes which are needed in order to supply customers with the required products. Traditionally, supply chain management decisions are based on the economic performance of the involved parties. But in recent years, other criteria, such as quality, flexibility or the environment, have become important as well. Especially carbon emissions are high on the political agenda because they are considered to be a major cause of the greenhouse gas effect. In this work it is shown how the performance of supply chains can be evaluated considering both economic and environmental criteria. In particular, the work deals with dual sourcing in the context of the newsvendor model. The impact of environmental regulations (emission taxes and emission trading) on the decisions of companies is analysed.

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