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Starting to Model the Supply Chain: Warehouse Management

  • Francisco Campuzano
  • Josefa Mula
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader to the design of simulation supply chain models. It begins with system modeling which considers the input of finished goods in a warehouse. The aim of the proposed problems is that the reader is able to recognize the variables required to model a system that represents how any small retailer can manage customer demand by controlling its inventory level and placing orders to a supplier or a manufacturer whenever necessary. The level of difficulty of the problems is gradual and the solution proposed is a guideline.

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited  2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business ManagementEscuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial Technical University of CartagenaCartagena (Murcia)Spain
  2. 2.Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) Department of Business ManagementUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaAlcoySpain

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