Management decision making under uncertainty in the Supply Chain

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Logistics performance can be affected by the presence of uncertainties in the decision making process. To reducedecision making uncertainties, a topology of sources of supply chain (SC) uncertainty is proposed, in order toidentify different types of uncertainty. A conceptual framework is developed for the analysis of decision makinguncertainty sources in SC's, providing the basis for the design and selection of improved SC scenarios. A case studyis presented to illustrate the potential of simulation techniques in modeling scenarios for the Supply Chain: a set ofperformance measures is proposed, and results are obtained based on a predetermined selection criterion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Exposition : May 14-18, 2005, Atlanta Georgia, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 14 May 200518 May 2005


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • supply chain management
  • decision making
  • uncertainty


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