Importance Analysis and Recognition Application of Supply Chain Networks

Author(s): Dui Hongyan*.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Computer Science

Volume 10 , Issue 4 , 2017

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Background: The supply chain is an integrated network, which is generally composed of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and ultimate users. In the supply chain system, each member has different effect on the system operation. The importance measure can be used to help the managers to recognize the weak components of the system. In the related patents of supply chain networks, they seldom consider the importance analysis.

Methods: Based on the reliability analysis of the supply chain, this paper introduces the importance measure to analyze the influences of supply chain members on the entire system. Then the importance values of different supply chain members are compared, and weaknesses recognition of the supply chain is analyzed.

Results: According to the importance values of different members in supply chain networks, when the members have the same shortage rates, the importance in the series position is larger, and the manufacturer has the most effect on the supply chain systems.

Conclusion: During the whole period, the ranking of Birnbaum importance is the manufacturer, supplier and distributor, and retailer. These are helpful to increase the operational efficiency of the supply chain and provide effective methods for improving the supply chain management.

Keywords: Networks, importance measure, shortage, supply chain management, integrated network, reliability engineering.

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Article Details

Year: 2017
Page: [325 - 329]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/2213275911666180216152830
Price: $58

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