Process control education using inventory management in supply chains

Jay D. Schwartz, Daniel Rivera

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Abstract

Supply chain management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient movement of goods through a network of suppliers and retailers. Effective SCM represents a crucial imperative for all modern, global enterprises. As delayed and uncertain dynamical systems, supply chains provide an excellent opportunity for demonstrating the benefits of control principles to what is traditionally perceived as a "business" problem. This paper describes a series of control systems for a standard production-inventory system (the basic unit of a supply chain) which have been used at Arizona State University as MATLAB ®-based exercises in both undergraduate and graduate-level process control courses. Among the important control concepts illustrated by these exercises are: 1) modeling of supply chain dynamics using fluid analogies, 2) the benefits of multi-degree-of-freedom feedbackfeedforward control over feedback-only control, and 3) the application of Internal Model Control and Model Predictive Control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Pages631-636
Number of pages6
Volume7
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2006 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 21 2006Jun 23 2006

Other

Other7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2006
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/21/066/23/06

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Keywords

  • Internal model control
  • Model predictive control
  • PID control
  • Production and inventory control
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Schwartz, J. D., & Rivera, D. (2006). Process control education using inventory management in supply chains. In IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (PART 1 ed., Vol. 7, pp. 631-636)