The Effect of Order Replenishment Lead-time on Supply Chain Resilience Performance under Supply Disruption

  • 林 鈺葶

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Supply chain disruption resilience is getting more attention due to its significant importance in increasing complex and competitive economies However the studies regarding the factors that affect the firms’ resilience performance remain sparse This research aims to gain more insights about the impact of suppliers’ replenishment lead-time one of the intrinsic supply chain network characteristics on supply chain resilience upon unexpected disruptive events e g shipment failure By modeling supply chain system dynamics with multi-echelon design we have acquired in-depth understanding on the system-wide effects resulted from upstream shipment failure within various supply chains characterized with different average lead-times We examine the influence of lead-time on resilience performance based on four measurements namely readiness response effectiveness recovery rate (firm level) and impact propagation (supply chain level) The simulation result shows that the supply lead-time is positively related to readiness yet negatively related to response effectiveness and recovery speed It also demonstrates that without any contingency strategy taken place larger impact (stockout duration) exists in the supply chains with longer replenishment lead-time and propagates from upstream to downstream
Date of Award2017 Jan 25
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorWei-Shiun Chang (Supervisor)

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