ILS 2012

Québec, Canada, 26 — 29 August 2012

ILS 2012

Québec, Canada, 26 — 29 August 2012

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Keynote: Alain Martel

Aug 27, 2012 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: VCH-2850

Chaired by Sophie D'Amours

1 Presentation

  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Designing Supply Chain Networks for an Uncertain World

    • Alain Martel, presenter, Université Laval

    This talk discusses Supply Chain Network (SCN) design problems under uncertainty, and it proposes a design methodology. Various aspects of the problem such as value creation, design decisions, resilience, responsiveness, and plausible futures are discussed. We review the nature of supply chain uncertainty sources, we analyze major disruptive events threatening SCNs, and we propose an approach to model multihazards. A generic formulation of the design problem under uncertainty is proposed, and complexity reduction avenues are examined. A solution approach based on scenario generation, SCN design generation and design evaluation and selection processes is also presented. We argue that the assessment of SCN robustness is a necessary condition to ensure sustainable value creation.