Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Modelling and Simulation in Operations and Complex Supply Chains


Publishing date
23 Sep 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Jun 2016

1University of Seville, Seville, Spain

2University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

3Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

4Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile

5Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile


Modelling and Simulation in Operations and Complex Supply Chains

Description

As manufacturing practice shifts toward the outsourcing paradigm, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) takes place throughout a high number of entities, thus generating a significant interdependence among them. Modeling such complex systems by classic analytic methods represents a challenge since they are characterized by many actors assuming different roles, acting simultaneously and continuously, and reacting to the actions of other agents with a nonpredetermined order. To overcome the inconveniences and limitations of the analytic methods, simulation has been broadly used in modeling and evaluating a wide range of different strategies in SCM, as well as a decision-making tool to improve supply chain performance. However, there is still room for gaining further insights on a wide variety of topics concerning operations and SCM analysis via what-if analysis.

The objective of this special issue is to bring together high quality research in the modelling and performance evaluation via simulation of innovative supply and production networks, including service networks.

Papers for this special issue must demonstrate substantial new contributions, and authors must explicitly indicate the scientific advances compared to the previously published research literature.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing uncertainties in complex supply chains
  • Performance evaluation in operations and supply chains
  • Collaborative practices, negotiation, and contracts
  • Collaborative solutions for coordination and integration of port logistic chains
  • Assembly/distribution supply chains
  • Operations and supply chain design
  • Supplier selection in multiechelon systems
  • Multiagent Systems, discrete event simulation, and system dynamic in operations and SCM

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8062958
  • - Editorial

Modelling and Simulation in Operations and Complex Supply Chains

Salvatore Cannella | Rosa G. González-Ramírez | ... | Pablo A. Miranda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3847163
  • - Research Article

Empty Container Management at Ports Considering Pollution, Repair Options, and Street-Turns

Norberto Sáinz Bernat | Frederik Schulte | ... | Jürgen Böse
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2027146
  • - Research Article

Study on Complex Advertising and Price Competition Dual-Channel Supply Chain Models Considering the Overconfidence Manufacturer

Junhai Ma | Qiuxiang Li | Binshuo Bao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9139483
  • - Research Article

Fuzzy Multicriteria ABC Supplier Classification in Global Supply Chain

Petar Kefer | Dragan D. Milanovic | ... | Aleksandar Zunjic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3831624
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Dual-Channel Supply Chain Structures: E-Commerce Platform as Different Roles

Cong Wang | De-li Yang | Zhao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3938679
  • - Research Article

A Hybrid Algorithm Based on Particle Swarm Optimization and Artificial Immune for an Assembly Job Shop Scheduling Problem

Hui Du | Dacheng Liu | Mian-hao Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9510201
  • - Research Article

Optimizing Safety Stock Levels in Modular Production Systems Using Component Commonality and Group Technology Philosophy: A Study Based on Simulation

Kenneth Edgar Hernandez-Ruiz | Elias Olivares-Benitez | ... | Santiago Omar Caballero-Morales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3504682
  • - Research Article

Assessing the Impact of a Vinasse Pilot Plant Scale-Up on the Key Processes of the Ethanol Supply Chain

Rocio Ramos-Hernández | Dulce Rocio Mota-López | ... | Galo Rafael Urrea-García
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2306583
  • - Research Article

Informed Principal Model and Contract in Supply Chain with Demand Disruption Asymmetric Information

Huan Zhang | Jianli Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1581893
  • - Research Article

A Multiperiod Supply Chain Network Design Considering Carbon Emissions

Yang Peng | Jose Humberto Ablanedo-Rosas | Peihua Fu
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