Improvement of a distribution network of a direct sale cosmetics supply chain

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International Journal of Simulation Modelling
  • Volumen: 13
  • Número: 1
  • Fecha: 12 March 2014
  • Páginas: 16-29
  • ISSN: 17264529
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.2507/IJSIMM13(1)2.245
  • Document Type: Article
Consistent studies assessing the impact of the strategic decision of distribution nodes with no-financial key performance indicators are lacking. This work focuses on studying how the distribution system of a direct sale cosmetics supply chain behaves and on generating decision-making scenarios relating to the definition and size of distribution nodes. A systems dynamics-based simulation tool deals with a strategic decision and size of distribution nodes in a reduced direct sale supply chain of cosmetic products. The methodological approach presented herein allows to analyse how existing facilities operate and to verify their performance. Finally, this work provides a reference conceptual model for the strategic definition of distribution nodes. (Received in October 2012, accepted in June 2013. This paper was with the authors 3 months for 3 revisions.).

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