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A New Product Driven System Concept for the Replenishment Process

Najlae Alfathi, Abdelouahid Lyhyaoui and Abdelfettah Sedqui

A chapter in Operational Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chains: Optimization Methods, Data-driven Approaches and Security Insights, 2015, pp 55-71 from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

Abstract: The product driven system improves the reactivity and flexibility of production systems. However, these requirements cannot be achieved without an availability of quality and quantity of raw materials; as a result, the optimization of raw material replenishment system is essential. We present in this paper, the use of product driven system concept for the replenishment process. The integration of infotronic technology makes the product smart and able to communicate with its environment, so the product "being smart" decides the appropriate time for its replenishment. The modeling of this proposal is performed by the Business Process Model Notation "BPMN", having regard to the capacity of this tool to model at the same time, the process of making decision of replenishment by product and the treatment, and the follow-up of the order by the procurement department, as well as the exchange of information between the two collaborators, product and procurement department. To validate the modeling of the replenishment process, an experimental application is simulated by "activiti modeler"; as a result the stock out rate and the overstocking are minimized. The replenishment triggered by the product performs the role of the product driven system for the control of production.

Keywords: Product Driven System; Smart Product; Infotronic Technology; BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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