A simulation approach in supply chain management

Tung Sun Chan, N. K H Tang, H. C W Lau, R. W L Ip

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Evaluates a simulation approach to measuring supply chain performance which incorporates order release theory. Within manufacturing a number of order release mechanisms have been developed. The importance of order release is first examined and its applicability to monitoring the performance of the supply chain is proposed. A simulation model of a typical, single channel logistics network was developed. Using the simulation model, each of the order release mechanisms was assessed and close agreement was obtained with the work of previous researchers. A new order release approach is proposed which is found to be superior to those analysed previously and should lead to improved supply chain performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalIntegrated Manufacturing Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2002


  • Logistics
  • Order cycle
  • Simulation
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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