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Ripple effect in the supply chain: an analysis and recent literature

Abstract : In this study, the ripple effect in the supply chain is analysed. Ripple effect describes the impact of a disruption propagation on supply chain performance and disruption-based scope of changes in supply chain structural design and planning parameters. We delineate major features of the ripple effect as compared to the bullwhip effect. Subsequently, we review recent quantitative literature that tackled the ripple effect explicitly or implicitly and give our vision of the state of the art and perspectives. The literature is classified into mathematical optimization, simulation, control theoretic, and complexity and reliability research. We observe the reasons and mitigation strategies for the ripple effect in the supply chain and present the ripple effect control framework that includes redundancy, flexibility, and resilience analysis. Even though a variety of valuable insights has been developed in the said area in recent years, some crucial research avenues have been identified for the near future.
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Alexandre Dolgui, Dmitry Ivanov, Boris Sokolov. Ripple effect in the supply chain: an analysis and recent literature. International Journal of Production Research, Taylor & Francis, 2018, Leading scholars in Production Research, 56 (1-2), pp.414-430. ⟨10.1080/00207543.2017.1387680⟩. ⟨hal-01741690⟩



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