Supply Chain Integration: a Two-echelon Divergent Inventory System by Michel Kuijpers (with Sligro Food Group)
June 7, 2013
This master thesis project was part of a greater project performed at the Sligro Food Group; this greater project has the goal of integrating the 2-stage supply chain within the Sligro Food Group where the CDC is the upstream stage and the locations are the downstream stages. Before the project, the different stages of the supply chain within the Sligro Food Group do not work well together and make separate ordering decisions. In particular, the forecasts of the ordered quantities at the locations are not used at the CDC level. This master thesis project had the goal of quantifying the impact of the use of these forecasts at the CDC.