Evaluation of Supply Process Improvements Illustrated by Means of a JIS Supply Process from the Automotive Industry
In this study, we show that some of the core aspects of supply chain management are not taken into account sufficiently by traditional evaluation systems. In particular, the functional separation of cost centers, which belong to the supply process, causes problems for evaluating supply chain improvements. We build up an evaluation model supported by process simulation to overcome these problems. This model is applied to an example from the automotive industry. We assess the effect of distance reduction and transport scheduling (frequency) within a just-in-sequence (JIS) supply process and we show effects of moving the customer order decoupling point (CODP).
KeywordsSupply Chain Assembly Line Supply Chain Management Forecast Accuracy Customer Order
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