The Use of Simulation Software for the Improving the Supply Chain: The Case of Automotive Sector

  • Cuauhtémoc Sánchez RamírezEmail author
  • Giner Alor Hernández
  • Jorge Luis García Alcaraz
  • Diego Alfredo Tlapa Mendoza
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 405)


The effective decision making in the supply chain automotive can be complex because the number of suppliers and customers who form part of it. For this reason, is necessary the use of tools to help the stakeholder in the selection of better decisions that allows for improving the performance of the supply chain, one of these tools is the simulation. In this paper a system dynamics approach is used to develop a simulation model to evaluate three different scenarios that improve the performance of supply chain automotive.


Simulation software Supply chain automotive Decision making 



This work was supported by the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), National Technology of Mexico (TNM), and the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico (SEP) through PRODEP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cuauhtémoc Sánchez Ramírez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giner Alor Hernández
    • 1
  • Jorge Luis García Alcaraz
    • 2
  • Diego Alfredo Tlapa Mendoza
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Research and Postgraduate StudiesInstituto Tecnológico de OrizabaOrizabaMexico
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringAutónoma de Ciudad JuárezCiudad JuárezMexico
  3. 3.Engineering, Architecture and Design FacultyUniversidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaEnsenadaMexico

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