Starting to Model the Supply Chain: Warehouse Management
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.