Corpus ID: 14414816

Operational and behavioral causes of supply chain instability

  title={Operational and behavioral causes of supply chain instability},
  author={John D. Sterman},
The central core of many industrial companies is the process of production and distribution. A recurring problem is to match the production rate to the rate of final consumer sales. It is well known that factory production rate often fluctuates more widely than does the actual consumer purchase rate. It has often been observed that a distribution system of cascaded inventories and ordering procedures seems to amplify small disturbances that occur at the retail level... How does the system… Expand
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  • 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the
  • 2003
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