Models and Methodologies for Supply Chain Decision Making

Some of the typical models and methodologies used in supply chain decision making are shown in Figure . We now provide a sampling of important problems from Section and the methodologies used in solving them.

- 1.
- Supplier Selection
- Game Theory [#!tayur99!#]
- Markov Decision Processes [#!tayur99!#]

- 2.
- Supply Chain Facilities Layout Problem
- Integer Linear Programming [#!sankaran97!#]
- Mixed Integer Linear Programming [#!arntzen95!#]

- 3.
- Constrained Supply
- Linear Programming [#!dietrich95!#]
- Simulation [#!feigin96!#]

- 4.
- Manufacturing Capacity Planning
- Non-Linear Programming [#!Bretthauer1997!#]
- Assignment Problem [#!Shtub1998!#]
- Lagrangian Relaxation [#!Fumero1996!#]

- 5.
- Inventory Control
- Stochastic and Dynamic Inventory Policies [#!factory96!#,#!nahmias93!#]
- Queueing Network Model [#!ettl96!#]

- 6.
- Manufacturing Strategy
- Simulation [#!feigin96!#,#!connor!#]
- Queueing and Petri Net Analysis [#!ragthesis!#]

- 7.
- Production Scheduling
- Heuristics [#!WILLIAMS81!#,#!karm92!#]
- Game Theory [#!Bai96!#]

- 8.
- Transportation Strategy
- Integer Linear Programming [#!GEOFF74!#,#!mart!#]