APPLICATION OF SIMULATION IN METALLURGY SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

1 JIRSÁK Petr
Co-authors:
1 KRŠŇÁKOVÁ Lenka 1 JANČÍK Jakub 2 HOLMAN David
Institutions:
1 VŠE – University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, petr.jirsak@vse.cz
2 ŠKODA AUTO University, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, EU, david.holman@savs.cz
Conference:
24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, June 3rd - 5th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1962-1969
ISBN:
978-80-87294-58-1
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
12th January 2015
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

This article focuses on combination of the Value Stream Mapping and computer simulation within metallurgy supply chain optimization. The authors´ aim is to build up a conceptual model and verify it so that impacts of supply chain optimization by means of lean concept could be properly identified. Production process planning and management in metallurgy is characterized by high size batches due to technologically-economic reasons. However, high size production batches could hardly correspond with current customer requirements as customers want to avoid holding a high level stock of incoming material in their warehouses and associated costs. Searching for optimal parametrization of an interface between supplier production and distribution process and customer requirements is an inevitable task today for companies out of the metallurgical sector. Thus, Value Stream mapping and computer simulation can enable identification of real opportunities for time and cost reduction in a supply chain and can help refuse insular solution that would only increase short term effectiveness and efficiency of one company to the detriment of other supply chain elements.

Keywords: Value Stream Map, simulation, stock, lean, metallurgy

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