Modeling a Traditional Supply Chain by Using Causal Loop Diagrams

  • Francisco Campuzano
  • Josefa Mula


This chapter addresses the modeling of a traditional supply chain made up of the following levels: final customer, retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer. It considers the causal loop diagrams of each level and describes the information and materials flows up- and downstream, respectively, along the traditional supply chain.


Supply Chain Lead Time Inventory Level Demand Forecast Bullwhip Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business ManagementEscuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial Technical University of CartagenaCartagena (Murcia)Spain
  2. 2.Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) Department of Business ManagementUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaAlcoySpain

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