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Demand and Supply Chain Simulation in Telecommunication Industry by Multi-Rate Expert Systems

Authors: Igor Astrov, Andrus Pedai


In modern telecommunications industry, demand & supply chain management (DSCM) needs reliable design and versatile tools to control the material flow. The objective for efficient DSCM is reducing inventory, lead times and related costs in order to assure reliable and on-time deliveries from manufacturing units towards customers. In this paper the multi-rate expert system based methodology for developing simulation tools that would enable optimal DSCM for multi region, high volume and high complexity manufacturing environment was proposed.

Keywords: Inventory Control, Performance Metrics, Demand & supply chain management, expert systems, multi-rate control

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