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A Study of the Impact of Information Blackouts on the Bullwhip Effect of a Supply Chain Using Discrete-Event Simulation
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Student Capstone Conference (MSVESCC) (2016)
  • Elizabeth Rasnick, Georgia Southern University
Abstract
This study explores what happens to supply chains when an information blackout occurs to one or more of the nodes within it. An information blackout is a short-duration, complete cut off of communication by one or more of the nodes in a supply chain due to an event such as a natural disaster. Three response scenarios to an information blackout are modeled. The first ignores the problem, the second attempts to keep operating by using the same order quantity as the last time and the third uses an average from previous orders. The key indicator of the state of a supply chain in this research is the bullwhip effect. The bullwhip effect has been used and well-documented in previous literature. Also well supported by earlier research is the use of discrete-event analysis to study the bullwhip effect. This study uses a discrete-event simulation in Arena to examine different supply chain disruption scenarios.
Keywords
  • Information blackouts,
  • Bullwhip effect,
  • Supply chain,
  • Discrete-event simulation
Publication Date
April 14, 2016
Location
Suffolk, VA
Citation Information
Elizabeth Rasnick. "A Study of the Impact of Information Blackouts on the Bullwhip Effect of a Supply Chain Using Discrete-Event Simulation" Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Student Capstone Conference (MSVESCC) (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth-rasnick/3/