Delivery Time Uncertainty in Dynamic Supply Networks

Safaei M.

Shaker Verlag GmbH, Bremen, 2014

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Shaker Verlag GmbH
  • City: Bremen
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


Today, business models are invariably part of complex networks of suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. Uncertainty is recognized as an inevitable characteristic of supply networks and managers need to be aware of its specifications and consequences of that. Therefore, understanding, acknowledgement, and moderation of the causes and effect of uncertainty is crucial. Under-controlled uncertainty leads to the improvement of networks' performances and reliable networks. This book complies with uncertain complex supply networks with their fundamental types. By defining critical routes in PERT networks, a combination of stochastic and mathematical models calculates the delivery time uncertainty in supply networks. This approach can be used as a tool for engineers and managers to control and monitor uncertainty in complex networks.