High-level Petri net based modeling approach for risk management in supply chain networks


21st European Simulation and Modelling Conference (ESM 2007), St Julians, Malta, 22 - 24 October 2007, pp.178-179 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: St Julians
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-179
  • Keywords: supply chain management, risk management, high-level Petri nets, performance evaluation, SYSTEMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to show, how a Supply Chain (SC) management problem can be formulated in a timed Petri nets framework, and how this model can easily be extended to cover risk management applications. In this paper, the risk management procedures are integrated into design, planning, and performance evaluation process of supply chain networks through Petri net based simulation. The developed methodology provides an environment for defining uncertainties in the system and mitigation of risk factors. We show that, the PN framework provides an easy integration of risk management modules in the supply chain model. The analysis of this enhanced model shows that the system performance can be improved using risk management mitigation and the overall system costs can be reduced.