Abstract for:Simulation for Evaluating a Proposed Systems Architecture for Enabling Supply Chain Coordination in Disaster Relief
Disaster relief supply chain performance is heavily determinant on supply chain coordination, which in turn is dependent on information sharing, yet it is not the norm. This paper is part of a larger research project for developing a technological system for enabling information sharing across multiple supply chains at the retailer level. As part of the design process, the benefits from information sharing using the system must be simulated before the process continues onto prototyping. Using the beer game, the effects of four different information sharing scenarios are simulated to see their effects on order backlogs, representing deprivation costs for disaster victims. There have been no previous simulations showing information sharing across multiple supply chains at the retailer level in a disaster relief context.