Efficient simulations of supply chains

Hans Armbruster, Daniel Marthaler, Christian Ringhofer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


High volume production flows are modeled by nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations representing conservation laws. These models have Little'S law explicitly built into the formulation. Borrowing from concepts in gas dynamics and vehicular traffic models we derive several prototypical equations representing linear as well as reentrant factories. Multiple products, dispatch polices and control actions can be modeled. Standard hydrodynamic codes provide very fast simulations of these models allowing us to link them together to form efficient supply chain simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
EditorsE. Yucesan, C.H. Chen, J.L. Snowdon, J.M. Charnes
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2002Dec 11 2002


OtherProceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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