Systemic vision of flexibility analysis on perishables supply chains

Andrés Mauricio Paredes Rodríguez, Andrés Felipe Salazar Ramos


The Supply Chain Flexibility is determined by the response capacity related to volume and variety due of the change in the preferences of the consumers. This study evaluates a policy for a Supply Chain about the volume flexibility and its relation with a waste factor present in a perishable product. Through Systems Dynamics the distortion in the information due to the waste factor is analyzed and evaluated, as well as the effects of the flexibility decision on the service level afforded to the final client of the supply chain.


capacity, volume flexibility, perishable products, supply chain.


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