Supply chain design and optimization has been covered in this blog to a great extend. The concept of design implicitly assumes that there is at least one designer, who decides how the desired “optimal” supply chain design should look like.
Defining a supply chain as a group of legally independent companies, shows that the complexity in this decision process might be drastically increased, since one has to include multiple players and their goals in the process.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2012-02-17 14:41
I hope you had a good week. My simulation model gets its final touches, so that all my scenarios run smoothly and (hopefully) produce some interesting results.
Last week I started with some basic supply chain scenarios like serial, convergent and divergent — and I liked the results. The next step will be to include some more demanding structures. First will be a consumer goods supply chain as highlighted here in the blog.
Increasing oil prices make it more rewarding to look for alternative energy sources to fuel future propulsion.
In the case of the reviewed paper today I selected one of a few papers I recently discovered on this topic. If you like to know more just let me know.The basic assumption of this paper sets hydrogen as the replacement energy storage for oil.