Performance evaluation of a supplier management system with stochastic variability

Kenichi Nakashima*, Surendra M. Gupta

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present a generalised stochastic Petri net (GSPN) model of a single-process, single-product, manufacturing facility with a supply management system for multiple vendors controlled by supplier kanbans. We consider a scenario with two vendors and obtain numerical results using the GSPN model. Its properties are investigated and the effect of the vendors' activities on the system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Kanban system
  • Multiple vendors
  • Supply management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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