Effects of information synchronization frequency on the stability of supply chains

Jayendran Venkateswaran, Young Jun Son

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With modern supply chains hurtling towards 'information overloading,' it is of great interest to know what data is required for effective decision making and how often the data needs to be updated. The latter part on how often is the focus of this paper. The inventory and production ordering policies among the players (Manufacturer and Distributors) of a two echelon supply chain are studied. System dynamics models of the different players are developed. Z-transform techniques are employed to derive the general stability condition. Stability of the supply chain under different strategies (communicative vs. vendor managed inventory) is appraised and their implications on the information synchronization needs are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 20 2006May 24 2006


Other2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Sampling interval
  • Stability analysis
  • Supply chain dynamics
  • Z-transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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