Framework for fractal-based supply chain management of e-Biz companies
Cited 8 times inCited 10 times in
- Framework for fractal-based supply chain management of e-Biz companies
- Ryu, K; Son, YJ; Jung, Mooyoung
- e-Biz; Fractal-based supply chain management (fSCM); Supply chain management (SCM)
- Issue Date
- TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
- PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, v.14, no.8, pp.720 - 733
- The high degree of uncertainty of customer demand makes it difficult for e-Biz companies to facilitate their profit maximization. The type of e-Biz company focused in this paper is a B2C (business-to-customer) which connects customers with product manufacturers through the Web interface. In this paper, the B2C company interacts with customers, multiple external manufacturers and a single transportation system. To deal with complicated interactions and relationships among customers, manufacturers and a transportation system, a comprehensive management system to support the B2C company is inevitable. This paper proposes a fractal-based framework for the management of e-Biz companies, where each member in the supply chain is modelled with a self-similar structure referred to as a 'fractal'. The basic fractal unit (BFU) consists of five functional modules, including an observer, an analyser, a resolver, an organizer and a reporter. In this paper, functions of each module will be defined with UML (Unified Modelling Language). Then, the analysers and the resolvers (modules associated with decision-making) for each individual fractal will be specified with mathematical models. A profit model for the company-level fractal will then be formulated. Finally, a numerical example for an exemplary e-Biz company functioning B2C will be presented for the illustration of the proposed methodology.
- ; Go to Link
- Appears in Collections:
- SBA_Journal Papers
- Files in This Item:
can give you direct access to the published full text of this article. (UNISTARs only)
Show full item record
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.