A joint network design and mulit-echelon inventory optimisation approach for supply chain segmentation

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dc.contributor.author Fichtinger, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Chan, Wan-Chuan
dc.contributor.author Yates, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-18T14:29:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-18T14:29:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-07
dc.identifier.citation Fichtinger J, Chan WC, Yates N, A joint network design and multi-echelon inventory optimisation approach for supply chain segmentation, International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 209, March 2019, Pages 103-111 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0925-5273
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.09.003
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/12507
dc.description.abstract Segmenting large supply chains into lean and agile segments has become a powerful strategy allowing companies to manage different market demands effectively. A current stream of research into supply chain segmentation proposes demand volume and variability as the key segmentation criteria. This literature adequately justifies these criteria and analyses the benefits of segmentation. However, current work fails to provide approaches for allocating products to segments which go beyond simple rules of thumb, such as 80-20 Pareto rules. We propose a joint network and safety stock optimisation model which optimally allocates Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) to segments. We use this model, populated both with synthetic data and data from a real case study and demonstrate that this approach significantly improves cost when compared to using simple rules of thumb alone. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Supply chain segmentation en_UK
dc.subject Network optimisation en_UK
dc.subject Inventory optimisation en_UK
dc.subject Guaranteed service approach en_UK
dc.title A joint network design and mulit-echelon inventory optimisation approach for supply chain segmentation en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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