A simulation study of logistics and manufacturing activities in an automobile supply chain

Maziar Gholamian Moghadam, Behrooz Karimi, Mohamad Darayi

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Abstract

This article studies an application of discrete-event simulation (DES) combined with multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to study manufacturing procedure integrated with logistics activities in an automotive supply chain. Automotive Industries Development Pressed Components Company (AIDCO PRESS) as an important supplier is linked to IRANKHODRO CO, a distinguished automobile company at Iran, by a web based inventory management system implementing Kanban philosophy. AIDCO PRESS's inefficiencies in responsiveness to the received Kanabns from IRANKHODRO CO endanger the automotive supply chain's agility, and also threaten its future role as a reliable supplier. DES modeling approach is used to analyze such a complex system in order to determine the causes of lateness in receiving the requested parts by IRANKHODRO CO. Consulting with the executive and plant managers, improvement scenarios are defined in order to obviate the inefficiencies' origins, and then MCDA methodology considering responsiveness, cost and utility criterions is pursued to find the best scenario. Collectivity of the studied problem together with the reality nature of the case distinguishes this paper from the decision analysis studies in the automotive supply chain literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011
Pages74-79
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2011Oct 25 2011

Publication series

Name41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011

Other

Other41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period10/23/1110/25/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Moghadam, M. G., Karimi, B., & Darayi, M. (2011). A simulation study of logistics and manufacturing activities in an automobile supply chain. In 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011 (pp. 74-79). (41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011).