A Discrete-event Simulation Model for Supporting the First-tier Supplier Decision-Making in a UK’s Automotive Industry

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M. Ramírez-Granados
J.E. Hernández
A.C. Lyons

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The automotive supply chain industry is characterised for a well-known hierarchical structure, where manufacturesexchange partially their forecasting with their first-tier suppliers as a requirements demand, which implies in the mostof the cases that suppliers must be prepared for handling a variety of potential requirements. Moreover, consideringtechnological tools for handling such variety are crucial for managing efficiently the decision-making in this domain.Therefore, this paper presents a simulation-based model to support the resource allocation decision-making processin a real automotive first-tier supplier UK company. Results shown that operations management is enhanced acrossthe selected first-tier supplier by reducing the reworks, which leads to achieve its production targets.

 

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Ramírez-Granados, M., Hernández, J., & Lyons, A. (2014). A Discrete-event Simulation Model for Supporting the First-tier Supplier Decision-Making in a UK’s Automotive Industry. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 12(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1665-6423(14)70592-9