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A technique to develop simplified and linearised models of complex dynamic supply chain systems

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  • Spiegler, Virginia L.M.
  • Naim, Mohamed M.
  • Towill, Denis R.
  • Wikner, Joakim

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There is a need to identify and categorise different types of nonlinearities that commonly appear in supply chain dynamics models, as well as establishing suitable methods for linearising and analysing each type of nonlinearity. In this paper simplification methods to reduce model complexity and to assist in gaining system dynamics insights are suggested. Hence, an outcome is the development of more accurate simplified linear representations of complex nonlinear supply chain models.

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  • Spiegler, Virginia L.M. & Naim, Mohamed M. & Towill, Denis R. & Wikner, Joakim, 2016. "A technique to develop simplified and linearised models of complex dynamic supply chain systems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 251(3), pages 888-903.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:251:y:2016:i:3:p:888-903
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.004
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