On the placement of the customer order decoupling point
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of 2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , 2010, Article number 5681729- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
It is often suggested that supply chains should start working directly towards customer orders as far upstream as possible, mostly for inventory reduction reasons. However, the customer order decoupling point (CODP) cannot be pushed further upstream than customers are willing to wait. In this paper, we use a system dynamics model to show that the optimal placement of the CODP depends on the demand signal. Our findings indicate that placing the CODP downstream allows for short-term fluctuations in demand to be absorbed by the order book, leading to a stable production rate. This benefit must however be weighed against any additional safety stock a CODP placed far downstream may require.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , 2010. Article number 5681729- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7325ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79551509329ISBN: 978-9-6236-7696-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-7325DiVA: diva2:608151
2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, SCMIS 2010; Hong Kong; 6 October 2010 through 8 October 2010