Product Flow Analysis in Distribution Networks With a Fixed Time Horizon
Wynn, Moe T., Fidge, Colin J., ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Dumas, Marlon (2008) Product Flow Analysis in Distribution Networks With a Fixed Time Horizon. In The Thirty-First Australasian Computer Science Conference, 22nd to 25th January, 2008, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. (In Press)
The movement of items through a product distribution network is a complex dynamic process which depends not only on the network's static topology but also on a knowledge of how each node stores, handles and forwards items. Analysing this time-dependent behaviour would normally require a simulation algorithm which maintains a globally-synchronised system state. For a certain class of problem, however, where the simulation is required to stop in a consistent state but not necessarily maintain consistency at all times, we show that an algorithm that makes localised decisions only is sufficient. As a motivating example we consider the practical problem of product recalls, in which our primary concern is the state of the distribution network at a specific time after a batch of suspect items was released, but we do not necessarily care about intermediate states leading up to the final one.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Network analysis, Product distribution|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Australian Computer Society|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:46|
Repository Staff Only: item control page