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Using ‘Base’ and ‘Surge’ strategies to reduce uncertainty in logistics operations

Potter, Andrew Thomas 2011. Using ‘Base’ and ‘Surge’ strategies to reduce uncertainty in logistics operations. Presented at: SAPICS 33rd Annual Conference, Sun City, South Africa, 26-28 June 2011.

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Abstract

While disruptions to logistics operations can be an everyday occurrence, the financial and economic impact they have on a business is dependent on the mitigation approach adopted. Experience through our research suggests that mixes of proactive and reactive approaches are taken, but the rationale behind this is ill defined. Through this paper, we intend to draw on these experiences to develop a framework based around the concept of a ‘base’ and ‘surge’ strategy to explore why these decisions are taken, and the impact that these have on economic and environmental costs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Uncontrolled Keywords: logistics; operations management
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/24489

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