On the significance of demand and inventory smoothing interventions in supply chain

J. Ashayeri, S. Cannellaa, E. Ciancimino

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to quantify the benefit of demand and inventory smoothing in contrasting the extreme volatility and impetuous alteration of the market produced by the current economic recession. To do so we model a traditional supply chain and we test five settings of order smoothing under two shocks in the market demand, and we measure the effect in term of internal process benefits. Results highlight how a higher level of smoothing can generally improve the operational performance of the supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability (ICOVACS 2010)
EditorsC.A. Romano
Place of PublicationValencia
PublisherPolitical University of Valencia
Pages190-197
ISBN (Print)9788415080015
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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