Design of an Integrated Model for the Real-Time Disturbance Management in Transportation Supply Networks

  • Günther Schuh
  • Volker Stich
  • Christian HockenEmail author
  • Michael Schenk
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 459)


In recent years supply chain participants are increasingly suffering the effects of disturbances in transportation supply chains. Both, dynamics in consumer demands and global supply chains lead to a growth in unplanned supply chain events. These can cause from rather manageable disturbances through to complete break-downs of transportation chains, resulting in high follow-up and penalty costs. Consequently, concepts for an efficient supply chain disturbance management are needed, preferably with a real-time identification and reaction to disturbance events. Therefore in the following paper the research results of the German research project Smart Logistic Grids with the focus on designing an integrated model for the real-time disturbance management in transportation supply networks are presented. This includes the introduction of elaborated classification models for disturbances and action patterns as well as an associated costs and performance measurement system. Finally, a procedure model for the disturbance management is presented.


Supply chain management Supply chain disturbances Supply chain resilience Supply chain event management Disturbance management 



The authors would like to thank the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the kind support within the research project „Smart Logistic Grids” (BMWi; funding code: 19 G 13002C).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Schuh
    • 1
  • Volker Stich
    • 2
  • Christian Hocken
    • 2
    Email author
  • Michael Schenk
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Industrial Management (FIR)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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