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By Prof. Carlos F. Daganzo (auth.)

This paintings was once motivated via a remark made by way of a former pupil (Prof. Alan Erera of Georgia Tech) in reference to a list stabil­ ity online game he used to be going to play in a single of his logistics periods. This was once the well known "beer-game" that's usually performed in company faculties to illus­ trate the "bullwhip" influence in provide chains. Al had stated to me that he didn't have to inform his scholars how one can reorder alternative components from the opposite individuals of the availability chain simply because he knew from event that the order sizes the avid gamers could generate because the video game improved might turn into chaotic anyways. considering that I had no longer performed the beer online game, his asser­ tion used to be exciting to me. Why may such an unstructured video game consistently bring about a similar bad impression? Did it have anything to do with psy­ chology? what's it that avid gamers did to generate instabilities? I posed those to people yet couldn't get thoroughly passable an­ questions swers. hence, the bullwhip secret remained, a minimum of in my brain. when you consider that stock chains are "conservative" structures analogous to a site visitors circulation, and because site visitors move types show related results (the instability of motor vehicle platoons and of convinced numerical tools being nota­ ble examples)' I suspected that site visitors movement thought may possibly shed a few mild at the puzzle.

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And all suppliers experience the same order sequence (with a lag). 1) holds with 8' = 8 and the system is stable in the small. However, the system is not stable to large perturbations. If the customer order sequence alternates as follows, {... 0, 1, 0, 1, ... 3) reveals that supplier 1 will place the alternating order sequence {... -1, 2, -1, 2, ... }, supplier 2 the sequence {... 0, 5, 0, 5, ... } and supplier 3 the sequence {.. -5, 10, -5, 10, ... }. We see that the amplitude of the order fluctuation grows by a factor of 5 when} increases by 2.

_ 5 Properly modified, the reliability arguments in this section can also be used with nonlinear, mixed policies, at least in some cases. This is done in Sec. 4. 50 4. 10). Therefore, they are stable. It is also interesting to calculate the maximum gain that can be achieved with a monotone, order-based, policy. 7) and the proposition for the constraints: L 00 max { G = - 1 - I=-A L ~ / = 1; 00 l~ / : ~1 ;:: 0, \;f I }. /=-A The optimum solution is obtained by setting the coefficient with the smallest sub-index equal to 1 (~-A = 1) and all others equal to zero.

1 illustrates the behavior of the policy, both, when Q < (S -s) and when (S-s) ~ Q ~ S. 5). 13) has a solution with parallel N-curves and steps, Q, as in Fig. 2a. The vertical separation between curves is the steady state inventory for the given order size. This section characterizes the steady state behavior of autonomous policies, and introduces some of their properties. The existence of a steady state cannot be taken for granted, even for proper policies. 12) is proper but does not have a steady state if Q < (S -s) as illustrated in Fig.

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