Drawing upon years of research and practical experience, and using numerous examples, the authors unite conceptual considerations of supply chains with a constructive level of engineering and solutions to real-world problems. Adaptive Supply Chain Management provides advanced insights into dynamics, complexity, and uncertainty in supply chains from the perspectives of systems analysis, control theory, and operations research. It also considers supply chain adaptability, stability, and crisis-resistance. Particular highlights include:
• an understanding of supply chain performance as a composition of profitability and global stability;
• the tackling of links between partial SCM problems with regard to different management levels, different supply chain structures, and in supply chain dynamics;
• a mathematical approach based on the combined application of control theory, systems analysis, operations research, and agent-oriented modelling; and
• supply chains modelled as dynamic multi-structural active systems.
Providing readers with a comprehensive view of advanced SCM concepts, constructive mathematical techniques and models, Adaptive Supply Chain Management is an invaluable text for practitioners and researchers who specialize in SCM and operations.
Dr Dmitry Ivanov has a PhD in Economics and Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain Management, Production Engineering, Operations Management, and is currently Chair of Production Management and Industrial Organization at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Dr Ivanov is also President of the German-Russain Logistics Society (DR-LOG) and a member of Russia's Presidium of National Supply Chain Council.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Sokolov works for the Saint Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation at the Russian Academy of Science.
In the technical section, the book constitutes structural dynamics control methods for supply chain management. Real-life problems are modelled and solved with the help of mathematical programming, discrete-event simulation, optimal control theory, and fuzzy logic.
The book derives practical recommendations for management decision-making with disruption risk in the following areas:How to estimate the impact of possible disruptions on performance in the pro-active stage?
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