Multi-Resolution Modeling for Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis
Paper in proceedings, 2013
Consumers are increasingly becoming conscious of the need to reduce environmental impact. This has
motivated the industry to make efforts to improve the sustainability of their products and supply chains.
Such efforts require the ability to analyze the sustainability of supply chains and potential improvements.
A systematic approach is needed to evaluate the alternatives that may range from those at the supply
chain configuration level to those for improving equipment at a production facility. This paper presents a
multi-resolution modeling approach that allows analyzing parts of the supply chain at appropriate level of
detail. The capability allows studying the supply chain at high level initially and iteratively drilling down
to detailed levels in the identified areas of opportunity and evaluating associated improvement alternatives.
Multi-resolution modeling directly relates the impact of improvement in one part of the supply
chain to overall supply chain performance thus reducing analyst effort and time.