Mitigation strategies against supply chain disruptions in high-tech equipment industry, by Rong Chen (with ASML)
June 7, 2013
In this master thesis project, we investigated the supply side disruptions of ASML. Because of some high-profile incidents, disruption risks caught people’s attention. Based on the current ASML risk management situation, qualitative analyses have been conducted to some extent, while rarely any quantitative analyses have been conducted. Our main objective is to develop algorithm to model disruptions and the effects of different disruption mitigation strategies. While mathematical modeling cannot give the optimal analytical results, we rely on the simulation tool which is developed using Excel VBA to get the optimal solution within each mitigation strategy. What is more, the results of all the mitigation strategies are compared and managerial insights have been given regarding the suggestion about which mitigation strategy is best under certain circumstance (material portfolio).