Kinetic and fluid models for supply chains supporting policy attibutes

@inproceedings{Armbruster2004KineticAF,
  title={Kinetic and fluid models for supply chains supporting policy attibutes},
  author={Dieter Armbruster and Pierre Degond and Christian A. Ringhofer},
  year={2004}
}
We consider a supply chain consisting of a sequence of buffer queues and processors with certain throughput times and capacities. In a previous work, we have derived a hyperbolic conservation law for the part density and flux in the supply chain. In the present paper, we introduce internal variables (named attributes: e.g. the time to due-date) and extend the previously defined model into a kinetic-like model for the evolution of the part in the phase-space (degree-of-completion, attribute). We… CONTINUE READING