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Modelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: certain investigations for research and applications

Angappa Gunasekaran, Zahir Irani, Thanos Papadopoulos
2014 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
Sustainable Operations Management (SOM) can be defined as the operations strategies, tactics and techniques, and operational policies to support both economic and environmental objectives and goals.  ...  Considering the recent focus of the subject, we review the literature on MA of SOM beginning in 2000 in order to make our study current and more relevant for both researchers and practitioners.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are most grateful to Professor Thomas Archibald, Editor-in-Chief of JORS for the opportunity to write this review paper and the subsequent referee comments that helped improve  ... 
doi:10.1057/jors.2013.171 fatcat:6o235j2ukrd4fo7njfs4s6ymua

Simulation and Modeling Efforts to Support Decision Making in Healthcare Supply Chain Management

Eman AbuKhousa, Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Nader Mohamed
2014 The Scientific World Journal  
Simulation and modeling (SM) has been presented as an alternative approach for supply chain managers in healthcare organizations to test solutions and to support decision making processes associated with  ...  Recently, most healthcare organizations focus their attention on reducing the cost of their supply chain management (SCM) by improving the decision making pertaining processes' efficiencies.  ...  Ding et al. in [22] introduced a simulation and optimization tool "One" to support decision during assessment, design, and development of supply chain networks.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/354246 pmid:24683333 pmcid:PMC3934656 fatcat:ix5jkhkx2vfkjnreckxoagyoly

A Network Maturity Mapping Tool for Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management: A Case for the Public Healthcare Sector

Munyaradzi Bvuchete, Sara Saartjie Grobbelaar, Joubert van Eeden
2021 Sustainability  
in supply chain costs.  ...  The healthcare supply chain is a complex adaptive ecosystem that facilitates the delivery of health products to the end patient in a cost-effective way.  ...  decision-makers for healthcare supply chain management.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132111988 fatcat:p4a2g6ucmbgulm2ljr7cpv7mc4

Holding up the mirror: The impact of strategic procurement practices on account management

Lynette J. Ryals, Beth Rogers
2006 Business Horizons  
Perceived fairness will also have a major impact on the customer's view of their suppliers.  ...  New techniques are emerging in these special relationships, including the use of psychological contracts and comeasurement and monitoring.  ...  Nearly all prime defense contractors are participating to achieve savings and efficiencies throughout the aerospace supply chain. The overall aim is to make the supply chain lean.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2005.05.007 fatcat:vs7ftpsnpvdp5bpxpjzoehmf44

Industry 4.0: Revolution or Evolution?

Elnaz Asadollahi-Yazdi, Paulin Couzon, Nhan Quy Nguyen, Yassine Ouazene, Farouk Yalaoui
2020 American Journal of Operations Research  
The classic supply chain is evolving into a Network Supply System (NSS) that is an interconnected supply chain with more focus on product and customer expectations.  ...  The effects of this digitalization will be investigated on supply chain systems, decision-making processes, and business models.  ...  Développement Régional) for their financial supports.  ... 
doi:10.4236/ajor.2020.106014 fatcat:wivamra7ufbbxhtjsxwkfxgfk4

Enabling Sustainable Supply Chains in the Industrial 4.0 Era [chapter]

Thuso Mphela, Christopher J. Savage, Alejandro Gutierrez
2022 Supply Chain - Recent Advances and New Perspectives in the Industry 4.0 Era [Working Title]  
and decision making across the supply chain.  ...  Efficiency and lean operations may induce vulnerability in supply chains, due to disruptions like the Covid-19 pandemic which can compromise business.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors extend their gratitude to Caroline Savage for her assistance and great professionalism in proofreading and editing the final manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.102040 fatcat:ny5gwdslarbcpmg4ebuwphnctm

Exploring risk pooling in hospitals to reduce demand and lead time uncertainty

Gerald Oeser, Pietro Romano
2020 Operations Management Research  
The popular business logistics concept of risk pooling has been shown to reduce these uncertainties in industry and trade, but has been neglected as a variability reduction method in healthcare operations  ...  Based on a survey with 223 German hospitals, this study explores how ten risk pooling methods can be adapted and applied in the healthcare context to reduce economic losses while maintaining a given service  ...  Increasing costs, quality concerns, and challenges in inventory management lead to an increasing importance of logistics to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the healthcare context (Kritchanchai  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12063-020-00171-y fatcat:5efj6arzwnbc3eymn2g754lae4

Factors impacting technology adoption in hospital bed logistics

Diana Cordes Feibert, Peter Jacobsen
2018 International Journal of Logistics Management  
Factors impacting technology adoption in hospital bed logistics Purpose: This study aims to refine and expand technology adoption theory for a healthcare logistics setting by combining the technology-organizationenvironment  ...  The paper identifies and ranks factors impacting the decision to implement instances of technologies in healthcare logistics processes.  ...  First, the conceptual framework provides a framework for decision makers to make an informed decision concerning technology adoption in a healthcare logistics process.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijlm-02-2017-0043 fatcat:57m5bwkzvvatlnnx2wcorvzxzm

Application of Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management: A Comprehensive Overview of the Main Areas

Erfan Babaee Tirkolaee, Saeid Sadeghi, Farzaneh Mansoori Mooseloo, Hadi Rezaei Vandchali, Samira Aeini, Ali Ahmadian
2021 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
By developing a conceptual framework, this paper identifies the contributions of ML techniques in selecting and segmenting suppliers, predicting supply chain risks, and estimating demand and sales, production  ...  In today's complex and ever-changing world, concerns about the lack of enough data have been replaced by concerns about too much data for supply chain management (SCM).  ...  MCDM techniques support the decision-makers in evaluating a set of alternatives [27] . e MCDM techniques support decision-makers in evaluating and selecting a set of alternatives.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/1476043 fatcat:hahas7ej7jbjlcpfmiz35vbhuu

Holding costs under push or pull conditions – The impact of the Anchor Point

Patrick Beullens, Gerrit K. Janssens
2011 European Journal of Operational Research  
For the inventory-related variables we have a supply chain concept in mind, and we include variables that are importantly linked to inventories (e.g. throughput time efficiency, adequate level and mix  ...  Increasing the efficiency of energy systems and to account for high fluctuations in energy supply and demand not only requires advances in generation and storage technologies but also in the management  ...  Growing healthcare costs in developed economies have increased the focus on improving efficiencies across the healthcare supply chain to provide critical cost savings.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2011.06.005 fatcat:rpilnlihzfg5zps66qehd4rrxq

Pharmaceutical supply chains: key issues and strategies for optimisation

Nilay Shah
2004 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
Supply chain optimisation is now a major research theme in process operations and management.  ...  At the supply chain design stage, a particular problem faced by this industry is the need to balance future capacity with anticipated demands in the face of the very significant uncertainty that arises  ...  Acknowledgements The author is very grateful to Gabriel Gatica, Jonatan Gjerdrum and Lazaros Papageorgiou for their contributions to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2003.09.022 fatcat:asabrysvwngexabfhalgq4x3eq

An exploration of measures of social sustainability and their application to supply chain decisions

Margot J. Hutchins, John W. Sutherland
2008 Journal of Cleaner Production  
Several of these indicators are then employed in an example to demonstrate how they may be applied to supply chain decision-making. Published by Elsevier Ltd.  ...  As more corporations commit to sustainability and CSR policies, there is increasing pressure to consider social impacts throughout the supply chain.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge support from Michigan Technological University's Sustainable Futures Institute and the Sustainable Futures Integrative Graduate Education and Research  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2008.06.001 fatcat:q2u3xq7bmna7rib3ejizncklrq

Simulation, Optimization, and Machine Learning in Sustainable Transportation Systems: Models and Applications

Rocio de la Torre, Canan G. Corlu, Javier Faulin, Bhakti S. Onggo, Angel A. Juan
2021 Sustainability  
have to be taken into account when managers and policy makers design and operate modern transportation systems, whether these refer to long-distance carriers or to metropolitan areas.  ...  In addition, the paper also provides a classification of common challenges, best practices, future trends, and open research lines that might be useful for both researchers and practitioners.  ...  In another study, Rabe et al. [74] use a supply chain simulation tool called SimChain [83] to compare two different supply chain network structures in terms of their costs and CO 2 emissions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13031551 fatcat:flro6cvs4rg2hbn4t3uys55ww4

Shippers' willingness to delegate modal control in freight transportation

Masoud Khakdaman, Jafar Rezaei, Lóránt A. Tavasszy
2020 Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review  
Firms can use this characterization of freight transportation demand to design service packages that will meet the demands of global supply chains.  ...  A B S T R A C T This paper investigates the willingness of shippers to delegate control over the transportation mode in freight transportation, using discrete choice analysis.  ...  Acknowledgements We gratefully appreciate the support from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) [grant number 438-13-214].  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tre.2020.102027 fatcat:lsc5q77gtzdazayrjil7drsygm

Strategic Local Manufacturing Supplier Development Roadmap as a Decision Support Tool

M Vermeulen, GA Oosthuizen
2019 Procedia Manufacturing  
Elke fase het sekere sleutelelemente wat 'n ontwikkelende plaaslike verskaffer moet bereik / verseker voordat dit in die volgende fase kan beweeg.  ...  I would further like to acknowledge the support from my wife for the countless sleepless nights and support she has given me through this endeavour.  ...  Lastly, I would like to thank my saviour for awarding me the blessing to be able to have conducted this research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2019.04.074 fatcat:32vvdeamnvbofhwjrsvqo42rfm
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