Integral Multi Echelon planning vs. Integral Single Echelon Planning to cope with uncertainties, by Guillaume David (with MSD)

Integral Multi Echelon planning vs. Integral Single Echelon Planning to cope with uncertainties, by Guillaume David (with MSD)

By: jacobsadm

June 7, 2013

This master thesis compares the performances of two major planning concepts: the single echelon concept (currently used) and the multi echelon concept; taking into account uncertainties within MSD Animal Health. The research goals are to find out which planning concept is the best for MSDAH in order to get control of its supply chain, and what the impact of the supply uncertainties is. It appears that the multi echelon concept is better for MSDAH and gives more control of the supply chain than the single echelon concept for copying with uncertainties. The single echelon concept is really sensitive to the supply uncertainties level. Therefore, there is an opportunity for MSDAH to switch from the current single echelon concept to a more advanced multi echelon concept.