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The design of robust value-creating supply chain networks: A critical review

  • Klibi, Walid
  • Martel, Alain
  • Guitouni, Adel
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    This paper discusses Supply Chain Network (SCN) design problem under uncertainty, and presents a critical review of the optimization models proposed in the literature. Some drawbacks and missing aspects in the literature are pointed out, thus motivating the development of a comprehensive SCN design methodology. Through an analysis of supply chains uncertainty sources and risk exposures, the paper reviews key random environmental factors and discusses the nature of major disruptive events threatening SCN. It also discusses relevant strategic SCN design evaluation criteria, and it reviews their use in existing models. We argue for the assessment of SCN robustness as a necessary condition to ensure sustainable value creation. Several definitions of robustness, responsiveness and resilience are reviewed, and the importance of these concepts for SCN design is discussed. This paper contributes to framing the foundations for a robust SCN design methodology.

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    Volume (Year): 203 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 283-293

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:203:y:2010:i:2:p:283-293
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