Dynamic Models for Simulation and Optimization of Supply Networks



We are interested in supply chain event management (SCEM) which is a part of supply chain management. In our considerations a supply chain consists of suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses and stores. Goods or parts can be produced and distributed among different production facilities and stores. Further, different suppliers provide possibly different raw materials or parts in a preliminary stage of production. We call all arising machines, stores, etc. and their interconnections the supply network. Based on description, we understand as SCEM the cost efficient distribution of parts among different locations and at different times in a supply chain. Additionally, SCEM monitors and measures current business processes and predicts future work loads of machines, buffer level of stores and other application dependent events.


Supply Chain Continuous Model Discrete Event Simulation Supply Network Discrete Event Simulation Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTU KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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