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A Modeling Framework for the Planning of Strategic Supply Chain Viewed from Complex Network

DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2009.22016, PP. 129-135

Keywords: strategic supply chain, logistics nodes, complex network

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Based on the theory of complex network, this paper focuses on the planning of logistics nodes for strategic supply chain. I propose a practical mathematical modeling framework that simultaneously captures many practical aspects but still understated in the existing literatures of network planning problems. Moreover, capacity expansion and reduction sce-narios are also analyzed as well as modular capacity shifts for the fluctuation of demands. So this paper is of impor-tance for the research of network planning in strategic supply chain systems.


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