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Modeling Base stock control with partial backordering: Factory F1 is working when I1 < B1. Hence, a transition from state (I1, I2) to state (I1 + 1, I2) occurs with rate μ1, but these transitions are disabled in states (B1, I2). A transition from state (I1, I2) to (I1 − 1, I2 + 1) occurs with rate μ2 whenever I2 < B2. When I1 = 1, F2 is working on one item and buffer 1 is empty; in this case, if this item is produced before F1 sends another one to buffer 1, then the first company is obliged to deliver an item to F2 by purchasing one from SC1.

2008); (m) Darnall et al. (2008) Table 1. Lean, agile, resilient and green characterization. Integrating Lean, Agile, Resilience and Green Paradigms in Supply Chain Management (LARG_SCM) 35 3. 1 Supply chain management practices and attributes According to Morash (2001) supply chain management paradigms or strategies should be supported on suitable supply chain management practices. Li et al. (2005) defined supply chain management practices as the set of activities undertaken by an organization to promote effective management of its supply chain.

2006). Table 1 presents the characterization of lean, agile, resilient and green supply chains in what is concerned to purpose, manufacturing focus, alliance type, organizational structure, supplier involvement, inventory strategy, lead time, and product design. From Table 1, it is possible to identify differences between lean, agile, resilient and green paradigms; for example, lean, agile and green practices promote inventory minimization, but resilience demands the existence of strategic inventory buffers.

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