Using Simulation Tools to Model Renewable Resources

The Case of the Thai Rubber Industry

Authors: Chanchaichujit, Janya, Saavedra-Rosas, José F.

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  • Provides a hands-on approach to creating a model for assessing the performance of the supply chain
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  • Provision of a decision support model for non-technical readers, such as manager, entrepreneurs and policy makers in the Thai Rubber industry, through easily-understood instructions
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  • Guides how to re-apply a similar decision problems in other renewable resources including the palm oil industry, farming and livestock management
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  • Offers detailed case study examples of how the model can applied to calculate transportation costs in the supply chain and how to restructure the supply chain
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About this book

This book provides a detailed study of the Thai rubber industry and its utilisation of renewable resources, focussing on the use of open source software in building supply chain models. By describing elements that the supply chain is composed of and relating this to Thailand’s rubber industry, the authors then outline the construction of a Discrete Event Simulation (DES) model and use open source software to model renewable resources in this particular supply chain.  Emphasis is placed on the way that modelling can aid the important decision-making required in the exploitation of natural resources. By taking a hands-on approach and offering a valuable guide for readers, this book not only appeals to academics in the fields of industrial engineering, operations, logistics and supply chain management, but also to practitioners, policy-makers and associations involved in the rubber industry.

About the authors

Janya Chanchaichujit is Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Walailak University, Thailand.

José F. Saavedra-Rosas is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Chile.

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“This book clearly demonstrates how simulation models can be used to analyze complex situations such as in the Rubber Industry for effective decision making.   Janya and José have developed a simple and practical approach to develop a simulation model without the need to become too technical with the software.    I believe this book is suitable for decision makers who have to handle very complex issues with multiple scenarios.” (Albert Tan, Associate Professor, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, Malaysia)

“An excellent addition to the literature on supply chain simulation, [this book is] a very useful resource for anyone interested in applying simulation techniques to optimize supply chains, whilst also contributing on a policy level to help decision-makers choosing between various policy settings. It not only provides a good primer for the modelling enthusiast, but also provides practical knowhow for using Ptolemy II, open source software which is widely used for modelling. The book is suitable for both technical and non-technical readers. From a technical perspective it provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to formulate a supply chain simulation model and how to use software to solve the simulation. It also benefits non-technical readers such as managers and policy-makers [in understanding] the Thai rubber industry, [and is] a valuable resource to support decision-making on an industry or policy level. … It is highly recommended.” (Martin West, Head of Department of Management and Marketing, Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using Simulation Tools to Model Renewable Resources
Book Subtitle
The Case of the Thai Rubber Industry
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55816-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55816-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55815-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85756-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 158
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations
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