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Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies.

Pearson, Mike (2008) Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies. Journal of Operational Research Society, 59. pp. 494-502. ISSN 0160 5682

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    Abstract/Description

    We outline recent work identifying an equilibrium solution in a supply chain network. The solution overcomes some difficulties associated with the bullwhip effect through limited cooperation and coordination along edges (links) in the supply chain network. The links constitute the stochastic modelling entities rather than the nodes of the network. We outline a range of feedback mechanisms that monitor and restore equilibrium in a supply chain. One of these is prediction capability charts which monitor the process. These charts are used by the decision makers to profile the allocation of inventory in the supply chain and identify out of control conditions. They maintain quality within the network, as well as intelligently track the way the network evolves in conditions of changing variability. We illustrate with an example simulating a push strategy in the clothing industry

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0160 5682
    Electronic ISSN: 1476-9360
    Additional Information: “This is a pre-print of an article published in Journal of Operational Research Society. The definitive publisher-authenticated version of "Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies" -M Pearson, Journal of the Operational Research Society (2008) 59, 494–502 is available online at:http://doi.org.uk/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602314"
    Uncontrolled Keywords: inventory; supply chain; process control; push and pull strategies; bullwhip effect;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Accounting, Economics and Statistics
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 332 Financial economics
    600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    Item ID: 2124
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2008 11:20
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 15:10
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2124

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