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Virtual Supply Chain Management: A Re-Engineering Approach Using Discrete Event Simulation



Shigeki Umeda, Albert W. Jones


Modern manufacturing enterprises must collaborate with a large number of suppliers to design and produce their products. Management of these supply chains is crucial. This paper proposes a framework for supply chain management, which will form the foundation for the construction of an integration testbed. This testbed will focus on production & operations management within the supply chain. It will contain a simulation-based decision support system, process modeling library, simulation engines, and a WEB-based data-handling system. The library includes material-flow models, information models, business process models, and decision support models. Each model is described using an object-oriented modeling paradigm. This paper describes a system concept, a system architecture, and generic business process models.

Proceedings Title
Proceedings of SCI '97 World Conference


Computer integrated manufacturing, Control Architecture, Simulation, Supply Chain, Virtual manufacturing


Umeda, S. and Jones, A. (1997), Virtual Supply Chain Management: A Re-Engineering Approach Using Discrete Event Simulation, Proceedings of SCI '97 World Conference, [online], (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017