Supply chain simulation software II: benefits of using a supply chain simulation tool to study inventory allocation

Abstract

Using Simulation Dynamics' Supply Chain Builder, a supply chain tool has been developed to study alternative inventory allocations in a network. The model represents the supply chain of a nationwide food production and distribution network. The company produces thousands of product lines and is studying the best strategies for allocating inventory to distribution centers to avoid cross-shipments of product. This paper describes the data needs and logic of this simulation tool along with its effectiveness in comparing strategies for locating SKU inventory in a supply chain.

DOI: 10.1145/1030818.1030853

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@inproceedings{Siprelle2003SupplyCS, title={Supply chain simulation software II: benefits of using a supply chain simulation tool to study inventory allocation}, author={Andrew J. Siprelle and David J. Parsons and Robin J. Clark}, booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference}, year={2003} }