Simulation of a stochastic multi-echelon distribution supply chain under a continuous inventory control policy

 
 
 
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    Multi Echelon Distribution System (MEDS) is a multifaceted system focusing on integration of all factors involved in the entire distribution process of finished goods to customers. This paper proposes a simulation framework at the operational level of MEDS. The proposed model includes three echelons, based on discrete-event simulation approach, where the performed operations within our system are depending on several key variables that often seem to have strong interrelationships. It is necessary to simulate such complicated system, in order to understand the whole mechanism, to analyze the interactions between various components and eventually to provide information without decomposing the system. The simulation framework is used to evaluate the performance of the considered system at initial conditions and to compare it with different scenarios generated by simulation running. The study concludes with an analysis of system performance and the finding results according to each scenario.

     

     

     


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    Multi-Echelon Distribution Supply Chain; Operational Level; Simulation Framework; Discrete-Event Simulation.

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Article ID: 29963
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v9i2.29963




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