A critical literature review of Integrated supply chain, production and distribution

Yuan, Wenqian (2017) A critical literature review of Integrated supply chain, production and distribution. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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This study presents a review of integrated production and transportation models in supply chain management. The state-of-art of the literature is presented. Then models considering environmental issues are also summarized and discussed.

An introduction and a background are discussed at the beginning of the dissertation. Then this study analyzes the mathematical models in the literature with emphasis on the supply chain structure, decision level, supply chain modeling approach, purpose of model, information sharing, contribution, practical application and machine configuration. Regarding the environmental issues in the reported models, the environmental purpose considered, the environmental issues considered in each supply chain model and the method of integrating the environmental issues into a mathematical model are summarized and discussed.

In summary, we find most of the literature reviewed focused on the operational level; the main purpose of models is to minimize the cost; linear programming and heuristic algorithm are used mostly; transportation process has attracted a lot of attention because it increases the applicability of the models; environmental issues in transportation process are mainly considered. Existing gaps in the research and future direction are pointed out at the end of the dissertation.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Integrated supply chain, integrated models, production planning, transportation planning, environmental issue
Depositing User: YUAN, Wenqian
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 14:38
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45884

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