Evaluation of Supply Process Improvements Illustrated by Means of a JIS Supply Process from the Automotive Industry

Gerald Reiner, Martin Poiger

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


In this study, we show that some of the core aspects of supply chain management are not taken into account sufficiently by traditional evaluation systems. In particular, the functional separation of cost centers, which belong to the supply
process, causes problems for evaluating supply chain improvements. We build up an evaluation model supported by process simulation to overcome these problems. This model is applied to an example from the automotive industry. We assess the effect of distance reduction and transport scheduling (frequency) within a just-insequence (JIS) supply process and we show effects of moving the customer order decoupling point (CODP).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRapid Modelling and Quick Response - Intersection of Theory and Practice
Editors Gerald Reiner
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages289 - 302
ISBN (Print)978-1-84996-525-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010

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