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In this thesis, Iris Heckmann develops a profound conceptual foundation of offer chain hazard analytics. She transfers the newly outlined thoughts for the modelling and operationalization of provide chain probability inside simulation and optimization ways, to be able to ease unforeseen deviations and disruptions, that are subsumed below the idea of offer chain possibility, more and more hectic the making plans and optimization of provide chains.

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Highly efficient operations [329] expose supply chains to an environmental crossfire of different volatile influences. While disruptions do not occur everyday, supply chain strategies – also called risk drivers – that lead to disruptions do. When a firm takes a pure cost minimization approach in order to increase overall efficiency, it reduces excess capacity and inventory, which could make up for production losses caused by disruptions. Formerly isolated events within the supply chain can today “escalate to wide scale network disruptions” [71].

Thus, supply chain disruptions and unknown deviations impede the availability of resources, the realization of the plan, and consequently the satisfaction of customer demand. The consideration of perils that have the potential to derogate the supply chain is carried out within the research field of supply chain risk management. In order to prepare for uncertainty supply chain models need to be endowed with the information about uncertain developments. Simulation models, for example, re-enact decisions for supply chain processes, operations, and flows.

Nokia and Ericsson were the principle customers of Philips’ semiconductors. 2 Supply Chain Disruptions 29 Dell-Apple earthquake After an earthquake heavily affected production capacities of Taiwan’s high-tech industry. Apple and Dell encountered enormous difficulties in procuring semiconductors. 1999 ToyotaAisin short circuit A short circuit provoked a fire at a factory of Toyota’s major p-valve supplier Aisin. P-valves are a low priced product, but essential for the production. Production was expected to halt for several weeks.

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