Multi-flow coordination in supply networks.
Date of Issue2000
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Supply chain dynamics reduction and supply network balance are critical to the competitiveness of the supply network. This thesis investigates the causal factors of the supply chain dynamics. Based on the experiment on a typical supply chain model, coordination dynamics is identified as a critical contributing factor to the supply chain dynamics. Five interdependencies between the activities in supply networks are identified. Among the five interdependencies, identical supply interdependency, complementary supply interdependency, one supplier-many customer interdependency, and supplier-intermediary-end user triangle interdependency are the network balance related interdependencies. The demand interdependency is the SC dynamics related interdependency.
DRNTU::Engineering::Industrial engineering::Supply chain
Nanyang Technological University