Имитационное моделирование цепей поставок на основе системной динамики
The article covers issues of supply chain modeling being an important step in the decision-
making process. Logistics and supply chain management consider movement and transition
of material flow as well as financial, information and other flows associated with it. The
characteristics of a flow must be measured considering the dynamics of the flow movement.
This determines the importance of simulation modeling in decision-making support system as
the approach involves the implementation of modeling system algorithm functioning in a virtual
The literature analysis, on the one hand, allowed to conclude that the traditional approach
to functioning process characteristics determination involving consistent problem solving on
the level of supply chain element, is limited or not reflecting the specifics of real processes
where the parameters variability in time is possible. On the other hand, there is lack of specific
recommendations on building models based on principles of system dynamics as a simulation
modeling tool which allows to consider process characteristics variability. This determines
the aim of the research a part of which presents supply chain simulation model
illustrating the possibilities of the approach. The results of the work can be used both in practice
for industrial enterprises and for future research.