Title

Effect of lead-time variations on the operations of supply chain networks.

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Keywords

Engineering, Industrial.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This thesis focuses on analyzing the value of information sharing on supply chain network. A multi-stage, multi-period, multi-product, inventory-planning model with seasonal demand is used to study the impact of information sharing and lead-time variations on the operational costs of supply chain network. A mixed-integer programming model is used to integrate the production and distribution planning processes throughout the supply chain. The results of the model confirm that using updated demand information may cause a considerable reduction in the forecast errors which has an order-of-magnitude effect on overall cost reduction throughout the supply chain. Paremetric analysis is performed to study the impact of lead-time variations on the operational costs of the supply chain network which leads to the conclusion that lead-time variations have a significant effect on the inventory and safety stock levels, and as a result on the overall system cost in a supply chain network. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .M346. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0508. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.