Impact of Replenishment Strategies on Supply Chain Performance under e-Shopping Scenario

Computers & Industrial Engineering, 102, 78-87, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2016 Last revised: 13 Mar 2017

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Jiafu Li

Heriot-Watt University

Abhijeet Ghadge

Cranfield University - School of Management

Manoj Tiwari

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

With the development of Information and communication technologies (ICT), the supply chain performance and its management techniques have significantly transformed. The internet revolution has bought the surge in online shopping platforms attracting millions of small size manufactures to engage in the nascent business models. The research attempts to identify the factors influencing the supply chain performance for small size manufacturers under e-shopping scenario. The system dynamics simulation approach is attempted to assess the impact of replenishment strategies on supply chain performance indicators. The results reveal the existence of bullwhip effect in the e-shopping supply chains due to backlogged orders and management decisions. The comparison between two different inventory control strategies with replenishment patterns indicates that the target stock level method performs better over economic order quantity method under e-shopping scenario.

Keywords: Supply Chain Performance, System Dynamics, Replenishment Strategies, Bullwhip Effect, Simulation

Suggested Citation

Li, Jiafu and Ghadge, Abhijeet and Tiwari, Manoj, Impact of Replenishment Strategies on Supply Chain Performance under e-Shopping Scenario (December 1, 2016). Computers & Industrial Engineering, 102, 78-87, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864961 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2864961

Jiafu Li

Heriot-Watt University ( email )

Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland EH14 1AS
United Kingdom

Abhijeet Ghadge (Contact Author)

Cranfield University - School of Management ( email )

Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

Manoj Tiwari

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management ( email )

Department of Industrial Engineering & Management
Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
India

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