Hybrid Modeling Approach for Supply-Chain Simulation

  • Shigeki Umeda
  • Fang Zhang
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 257)

This paper proposes a novel simulation-modeling framework that combines discrete-event simulations with system-dynamics simulations. The former represents both operational processes inside of a supply-chain, and the later represents management environment outside of a supply-chain. Further, the paper also discusses modeling capabilities of the proposed framework for supply-chain systems in real world by using several example simulation models.


Supply Chain Business Process Model Purchase Order Vendor Manage Inventory Supply Chain Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeki Umeda
    • 1
  • Fang Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Musashi UniversityTokyoJAPAN

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