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Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5286135, 15 pages
Research Article

Modelling Decision-Making Processes in the Management Support of the Manufacturing Element in the Logistic Supply Chain

1Institute of Management and Information Technology, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karviná, Karviná, Czech Republic

Correspondence should be addressed to Petr Suchánek

Received 23 February 2017; Revised 25 April 2017; Accepted 9 May 2017; Published 28 June 2017

Academic Editor: Vladimir Modrak

Copyright © 2017 Robert Bucki and Petr Suchánek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper highlights the problems of mathematical modelling for a specific element of the logistic supply chain, that is, the manufacturing system. The complex manufacturing system consisting of a determined number of parallel subsystems is modelled. The fact that the same manufacturing procedure can be carried out in various locations is emphasised. Control algorithms as well as manufacturing strategies are explained. The equations of state are introduced. The two-stage criterion lets us use the result data generated by the simulator of the production system as the initial data for further processing; however, the main goal remains to minimise the time of the course of production. The precisely elaborated case study implements initial data obtained by preceding simulation procedures carried out in manufacturing systems consisting of three, four, and five subsystems.