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Synergistics and Collaboration in Supply Chains: An Integrated Conceptual Framework for Simulation Modeling of Supply Chains

Studies in Systems, Decision and Control. 2021. Vol. 377. P. 619-647.

In this research, the author explores the approaches to simulation of supply chains' strategic development specifically focusing on formation of cooperation strategies between supply chain partners.  The objective of this paper is to suggest a conceptual scheme and stratification approaches that enable creation of a model reflecting polysystemic representation of the supply chain. The following base levels of the supply chain representation are considered: object-based, configuration/network-based, process-based, and logistics coordination levels. In the field of supply chains transformation and strategic development there is a strong need in concurrent and aligned usage of different supply chain representations. That defines the approach to building generic supply-chain representation based on composite simulation models. Depending on addressable tasks of supply chain analysis and synthesis, process and system dynamic simulation models of different degrees of detail may be used. Agent-based modeling is used to model interorganizational coordination between supply chain partners.