Stochastic Supply Chain Systems

  • Dong-Ping SongEmail author
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


This chapter gives a brief introduction to supply chain and supply chain management. The main challenges in supply chain management are discussed, including the desire to pursue global optimization, the presence of multiple uncertainties, and the involvement of relationship management. Important types of uncertainties that may affect supply chain performance are then discussed. This is followed by an introduction of channel relationships in the supply chain. Then, the focus of the book, optimal control and optimization of stochastic supply chain systems, and its context are justified and explained. Finally, the organization of the book is outlined, and the relationships of different chapters are illustrated in a flowchart.


Supply Chain Control Policy Supply Chain Management Channel Member Bullwhip Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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