Order release mechanisms in supply chain management: A simulation approach

Tung Sun Chan, P. Humphreys, T. H. Lu

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A simulation approach to measuring supply chain performance is evaluated 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)124-139
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Customer service
  • Logistics
  • Modelling
  • Order processing
  • Simulation
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Transportation


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