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Title: The impact of freight transport capacity limitations on supply chain dynamics
Authors: Spiegler, VLM
Naim, MM
Keywords: Supply chain dynamics;‘Backlash’ effect;Transport capacity;Vertical collaboration;System dynamics simulation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 17 (1): pp. 64 - 88, (2014)
Abstract: We investigate how capacity limitations in the transportation system affect the dynamic behaviour of supply chains. We are interested in the more recently defined, 'backlash' effect. Using a system dynamics simulation approach, we replicate the well-known Beer Game supply chain for different transport capacity management scenarios. The results indicate that transport capacity limitations negatively impact on inventory and backlog costs, although there is a positive impact on the 'backlash' effect. We show that it is possible for both backlog and inventory to simultaneous occur, a situation which does not arise with the uncapacitated scenario. A vertical collaborative approach to transport provision is able to overcome such a trade-off. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
ISSN: 1367-5567
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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