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Distributed Object Based SCM Simulator: LOSIMOPU

Distributed Object Based SCM Simulator: LOSIMOPU
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Author(s): Hiroshi Tsuji (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan), Takefumi Konzo (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)and Ryosuke Saga (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch326
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Under the current Internet era, many companies are interested in supply chain management (SCM) in order to rebuild their business process [1]. Especially, constraints theory on throughput [2] that requires the managers to detect the bottlenecks in the business process has impacted many industries. On SCM, there are two research approaches: (1) OR/MS technology such as mathematical programming that optimizes the objective function in order to allocate resources such as persons, machines, and money [3], and (2) IT technology such as workflow management and electronic payment that integrates the enterprise systems [4]. These researches have been done independently. However, not only to assess the risk and the chance of the business process reengineering but also to evaluate the implementation issues, the SCM designers require the means that integrate both OR/MS technology and IT technology. Therefore, we plan to develop software simulator called LOSIMOPU (LOgistics SIMulator by Osaka Prefecture University) by the distributed object technology [5]. This paper describes the target, the system overview and the design issues of our LOSIMOPU.

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