IJAT Vol.11 No.2 pp. 287-300
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0287


Development of Performance Simulation Model by Making Indices of Supply Chain Capabilities

Yoshinobu Ueno*, Jing Zhang**,†, and Kazuhiro Aoyama***

*Graduate School of Innovation Management, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
1-3-4 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0002, Japan

**School of Mathematics, Physics and Information Science, Zhejiang Ocean University
No.1, Haida South Road, Lincheng, Changzhi Island, Zhoushan, Zhejiang 316022, China

Corresponding author

***Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

January 8, 2016
January 20, 2017
March 1, 2017
supply chain, capability, modeling
A supply chain (SC) is an organization in which multiple companies cooperate in supply functions, e.g., moving information or materials. Previous studies of SC designing and planning are categorized by their planning time periods into three categories, e.g., strategic, tactical, and operational. Top-down design of an SC, where design decisions are made in the sequence of strategic, tactical, and operational, is rational because of preventing rework of design work. But as few models supports strategic decision making quantitatively, top-down design of an SC has not been realized. In the present study, a method of quantitatively expressing SC’s capabilities of flowing information and materials and simulating its performance is developed. The method is then implemented with a system dynamic model to evaluate, qualitatively and quantitatively, the effectiveness of the model.
Cite this article as:
Y. Ueno, J. Zhang, and K. Aoyama, “Development of Performance Simulation Model by Making Indices of Supply Chain Capabilities,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.11 No.2, pp. 287-300, 2017.
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