# Questions tagged [supply-chain]

For questions related to Operations Research approaches for modeling, managing, or optimizing supply chains, systems designed to move goods from where they are produced to where they are consumed.

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### Formulation for data insight

There is an interesting data insight question that I want to solve using mathematical programming. I aim to find the combination of features that has the highest impact on the target indicators. We ...
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### An easy-to-read and engaging book to learn supply chain modelling problems

I recently came across a book on Abstract Algebra by Charles Pinter. I am surprised by its simplicity to explain the concepts. I am very interested in OR problems in supply chain management. I can ...
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### Monte Carlo simulation of (potentially) correlated multiple time series

I am seeking help on how to perform Monte Carlo simulations on (potentially) correlated time series. I have a single product (e.g., men's wallets) that are sold out of seven stores in the same city. ...
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### An efficient method for zoning bins in a warehouse

Let's assume a warehouse with multiple areas, each including either ground or shelf bins. I want to zone bins in this warehouse such that all bins in a zone are as close as possible. Considering that ...
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### What is the official terminology concerning different types of racks?

Thanks to a previous question, I know about this PDF file, containing a lot of terms concerning supply chain management. This list is quite elaborated, but I'm now more specifically looking for ...
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### Link between parcel and article for future network plan

How do you model relation between parcel and article for forecast and future plan? In a company (retailing) we have network plan for next few months with assignment delivery country to supporting FC. ...
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### Gurobi-Python, unmet demand of customers

I would like to capture the unmet demand by modeling the following constraint with two decision variables. where $QU_{wc}$ is the unmet demand and $QW_{wc}$ the shipped amount of products. I model the ...
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### Modelling with Gurobi-Python a Supply Chain Problem

I would like to write the following simple model in GurobiPy, which is part of many terms that's belongs to the objective function, I assumed that I have three suppliers are selected and three ...
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### Robust Optimization and Supplier Selection

I would like to incorporate a constraint to my model, this constraint is related to supplier quality or/ reliability selection with respect to efficiency, furthermore, I would like to make the ...
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### Pulp: optimization

Given the input data: Stock[pl,p][t] where pl is plant, p is product, ...
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### Transportation problem with consolidation within path

There's a supply network design problem that I'm trying to solve, which is as follows: A certain amount of goods need to be transported from point A to B, and can have stoppages in between with a ...
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### What is a transport order in supply chain management?

I arrived at this site as a result of this question. Last week, two colleagues were having a discussion about the term "Transport Order" in supply chain management. (Is it a recursive ...
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### Supply chain simulation is not working. Any help please?

I am trying to simulate a supply chain scenario. Demand is random (e.g. between 100-400 units) and lead time vary 2 to 4 days for each supply. The holding cost(h), penalty cost (p) for lost_sales, ...
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### Preprocessing Time Windows Width in Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP)

I think my model takes much time because the time windows width given the problem i want to solve. Here is the time matrix: ...
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### What is the difference bewteen CP and MILP approaches in Job Shop Scheduling?

My understanding is Constraint programming (CP) is a sub-set of MILP but in MILP we not only try to find a feasible solution (like CP) but also we should optimize an objective function. I do have a ...
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### WIP Inventory Level Constraint?

I'm modeling a continuous-time, two-stage manufacturing process with an MIP. There are about 100 finished-goods SKUs, and each of those belongs to about 25 different semi-finished categories in a ...
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### Supply Chain shortage drug Public Data Repository [closed]

I don't know if I'm in the right place but I have a relevant problem. I need a dataset on drug supply shortages because I need it in my graduation thesis. PS: I looked everywhere but couldn't find ...
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### Improving Customer First Fulfillment Rate

Data Available: Historical Weekly Demand Total SKU's = ~ 2500 Historical Lead times (Most Suppliers' Shipping from Asia to the US) Problem to solve: Improve First Fulfillment Rate to the Customer ...
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I am trying to find the software called SISCO (Simulator For Integrated Supply Chain Operations). It is developed by Chatfield et al. (2006)1. However, it seemed that the authors did not include the ...
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I'm trying to explore OR problems and wanted to know what algorithm fits here. Consider fuel stations with lithium ion battery that service replacing battery at each refuel ( you replace your batters ...
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### Recommendations for OM blogs

Could someone suggest good blogs to follow for researchers in Operations Management/ Supply Chain Management /Operations Research?
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### Procurement and supply management: model-oriented undergradute textbook

I look for an undergraduate-level textbook on procurement and supply management that is largely organized around (reasonably simple) mathematical models. The texts I have reviewed so far are all ...
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### Is Multidisciplinary Design Optimization / Collaborative Optimization used anywhere outside of the Mechanical Engineering context?

I recently stumbled across the concept of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), sometimes referred to as Multi-Disciplinary Optimization or Multidisciplinary Systems Design Optimization (MSDO), ...
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### Is a "multistep" or "multiphase" Newsvendor model possible?

I'm trying to address the question of how many times should I order a product from my supplier, assuming highly stochastic demand. In my mind there would be something like the Newsvendor model, but ...
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### Buyback policy in a supply chain

Consider a three level supply chain consisting of a manufacturer, a wholesaler and a retailer. Suppose I wish to include a buyback contract to this network. Then am I right when I say that wholesaler ...
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### Holding cost vs carrying cost vs storage cost

I was reading an article on supply chain management and encountered a number of inventory costs like ordering, carrying, shortage, holding, storage costs. I cannot understand the difference between ...
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### Approaches for choosing a "risk" factor in an Inventory Optimization problem?

I'm working on an Inventory Optimization (Allocation) problem. The decision variable is the amount of inventory budget to allocate for each product, from a set of products. My objective is to ...
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