An object-oriented framework for simulating multi-echelon inventory systems

Manuel D. Rossetti, Mehmet Miman, Vijith Varghese, Yisha Xiang

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In this paper, we discuss the design and use of an object-oriented framework for simulating multi-echelon inventory systems. We present a context for how the framework can be used through its application on two examples. In addition, we describe the design by examining the major conceptual artifacts within the object-oriented model. The framework is built on a Java Simulation Library (JSL) and permits easy modeling and execution of simulation models. The results and discussion indicate the flexibility and power of modeling with the framework. In addition, we summarize our future research efforts to model complex supply chains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2006Dec 6 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


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