Title: Coordination and synchronization of material flows in supply chains: an analytical approach
Authors: De Boeck, Liesje ×
Vandaele, Nico #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Series Title: International journal of production economics vol:116 pages:199-207
Abstract: The coordination of joint material flows is a key element in supply chain management. Although analytical models for the coordination of materials are of great practical value, literature analyzing them remains scarce. This article contributes to this gap by studying a generic supply chain model. The supply chain is assumed to have a single production facility that is supplied by two independent suppliers. The field of combinatorics serves as a means to derive exact results for important performance measures, and the results suggest insights related to several supply chain management principles.
ISSN: 0925-5273
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven
Faculty of Business and Economics, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Research Centre for Quantitative Business Processes, Campus Brussels (-)
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