Tactical supply chain planning models with inherent flexibility

definition and review

Masoud Esmaeilikia, Behnam Fahimnia*, Joeseph Sarkis, Kannan Govindan, Arun Kumar, John Mo

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Abstract

Supply chains (SCs) can be managed at many levels. The use of tactical SC planning models with multiple flexibility options can help manage the usual operations efficiently and effectively, whilst improve the SC resiliency in response to inherent environmental uncertainties. This paper defines tactical SC flexibility and identifies tactical flexibility measures and options for development of flexible SC planning models. A classification of the existing literature of SC planning is introduced that highlights the characteristics of published flexibility inclusive models. Additional classifications from the reviewed literature are presented based on the integration of flexibility options used, solution methods utilized, and real world applications presented. These classifications are helpful for identifying research gaps in the current literature and provide insights for future modeling and research efforts in the field.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Volume244
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)407-427
ISSN0254-5330
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Supply chain planning
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Keywords

  • Flexibility
  • Integration
  • Review
  • Supply chain
  • Tactical planning
  • Uncertainty

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Esmaeilikia, Masoud ; Fahimnia, Behnam ; Sarkis, Joeseph ; Govindan, Kannan ; Kumar, Arun ; Mo, John. / Tactical supply chain planning models with inherent flexibility : definition and review. In: Annals of Operations Research. 2016 ; Vol. 244, No. 2. pp. 407-427.
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Tactical supply chain planning models with inherent flexibility : definition and review. / Esmaeilikia, Masoud; Fahimnia, Behnam; Sarkis, Joeseph; Govindan, Kannan; Kumar, Arun; Mo, John.

In: Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 244, No. 2, 2016, p. 407-427.

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