Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Mon, 2012-06-11 13:39
We are back from Norway. I had a great time there. The first week stayed at a small cabin at the Vindafjord (first picture) later we visited Jotunheimen National Park (second picture), Oslo and Bergen.
Overall I was really surprised by the magnificent fjords, mountains and nice people.
One basic assumption in risk-aware supply chain design is the notion that the design of the supply chain actually has an impact on the vulnerability of the supply chain.
This question has been analyzed about six years ago in a broad empirical study by Wagner and Bode.
The authors use a rather large sample of companies in Germany. Overall nearly 5000 supply chain professionals were asked to participate and 760 actually took part in the study.
Agent-based supply chain models are build using small entities (agents), which might represent a single company.
Each of the agents has its own goals and rules of operation programmed into a computer. The interaction between several agents of this kind leads to a more realistic and complex behavior of the system.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2012-05-25 18:00
I successfully finished planing for our trip to Norway. I am really looking forward to some days off.
Now the final plans also include a hike to the Preikestolen, a wonderful rock formation at the Lysefjord.
Several articles accumulated this week in my mailbox, here we go: