Multimodal Processes Approach to Supply Chain Modeling

  • Patrycja HoffaEmail author
  • Pawel Pawlewski
  • Izabela Nielsen
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)


The paper presents the results of conducted research works which concern one of the reference models for transport operations in supply chains. The research focuses mainly on defining the multimodal approach to supply chain simulation. In the paper, five basic models for a transport organization are defined. One of them, the relay model, is the base for the case study. Authors propose multimodal approach to prepare a simulation model. According to the defined approach, the procedure of analyzing and building a simulation model is described in detail.


supply chain transport multimodal process modeling simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrycja Hoffa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pawel Pawlewski
    • 2
  • Izabela Nielsen
    • 3
  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  3. 3.Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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