Supply Chain Simulation

A System Dynamics Approach for Improving Performance

  • Francisco Campuzano
  • Josefa Mula

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 1-10
  3. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 11-22
  4. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 23-35
  5. Josefa Mula, Francisco Campuzano
    Pages 37-49
  6. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 51-73
  7. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 75-88
  8. Francisco Campuzano, Josefa Mula
    Pages 89-104
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 105-106

About this book


Supply Chain Simulation allows readers to practice modeling and simulating a multi-level supply chain. The chapters are a combination of the practical and the theoretical, covering:

  • knowledge of simulation methods and techniques,
  • the conceptual framework of a typical supply chain,
  • the main concepts of system dynamics, and
  • a set of practice problems with their corresponding solutions.

The problem set includes illustrations and graphs relating to the simulation results of the Vensim® program, the main code of which is also provided. The examples used are a valuable simulation tool that can be modified and extended according to user requirements.

The objective of Supply Chain Simulation is to meet the demands of supply chain simulation or similar courses taught at the postgraduate level. The “what if” analysis recreates different simulation scenarios to improve the decision-making process in terms of supply chain performance, making the book useful not only for postgraduate students, but also for industrial practitioners.


Bullwhip Effect Demand Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Simulation System Dynamics Vensim

Authors and affiliations

  • Francisco Campuzano
    • 1
  • Josefa Mula
    • 2
  1. 1., Escuela Técnica SuperiorTechnical University of CartagenaCartagenaSpain
  2. 2., Escuela Politécnica Superior de AlcoyUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaAlcoySpain

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