Supply chain networks : Closed Jackson network models and properties

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Author(s)

  • Qiguo Gong
  • K. K. Lai
  • Shouyang Wang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-574
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume113
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Abstract

In this paper, we model the supply chain network as a closed Jackson queuing network and apply the properties of the closed Jackson network to explain some properties of a supply chain network. Under certain conditions, a simple throughput function that is the function of only the numbers of jobs and stations in the network, can be deduced. Based on the simple throughput function, we can deduce some properties of the supply chain network easily to explain some phenomena in reality. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Closed Jackson network, Supply chain models, Supply chain properties

Citation Format(s)

Supply chain networks: Closed Jackson network models and properties. / Gong, Qiguo; Lai, K. K.; Wang, Shouyang.
In: International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 113, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 567-574.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review