C14 - Supply Chain

The Benchmark C14 Supply Chain is based on a simplified supply chain (four factories, four distributors, a group of wholesalers, and twelve products). The benchmark concentrates on discrete modelling of the process, especially on the order flow, and on implementation of different order strategies.

This benchmark is a classical case study for supply chain modelling, showing also the bullwhip effect dependent on the order strategies – an interesting topic for basic education in production and logistics. The implementation does not really need a simulation system, classical recursive calculations can manage all tasks, so that the benchmark is open as educational case study in many areas.

Modellers and simulationists are invited to prepare, to realise, and to submit a

  • C14 Benchmark Solution with concise description of model implementation, especially on order flow, and on implementation of order strategies with given tasks, or a
  • C14 Benchmark Report with model variants for order flow, as planning tables, order events, etc.  and advanced integration of order strategies.