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By Prof. Carlos F. Daganzo (auth.)

This paintings used to be influenced by means of a remark made by means of a former scholar (Prof. Alan Erera of Georgia Tech) in reference to a list stabil­ ity video game he was once going to play in a single of his logistics sessions. This was once the well known "beer-game" that's frequently performed in enterprise faculties to illus­ trate the "bullwhip" impact in provide chains. Al had stated to me that he didn't have to inform his scholars the best way to reorder substitute components from the opposite individuals of the provision chain simply because he knew from event that the order sizes the gamers could generate because the online game improved might develop into chaotic in any case. considering the fact that I had no longer performed the beer online game, his asser­ tion was once fascinating to me. Why might such an unstructured online game continuously bring about an analogous bad influence? Did it have anything to do with psy­ chology? what's it that avid gamers did to generate instabilities? I posed those to other folks yet couldn't get thoroughly passable an­ questions swers. therefore, the bullwhip secret remained, at the least in my brain. considering the fact that stock chains are "conservative" platforms analogous to a site visitors move, and because site visitors move versions convey related results (the instability of vehicle platoons and of sure numerical equipment being nota­ ble examples)' I suspected that site visitors movement concept may possibly shed a few mild at the puzzle.

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Supplier 2 the sequence {... 0, 5, 0, 5, ... } and supplier 3 the sequence {.. -5, 10, -5, 10, ... }. We see that the amplitude of the order fluctuation grows by a factor of 5 when} increases by 2. Thus, the policy suffers the bullwhip effect and cannot be in L. 1, are inherently unstable in the small since they can translate infinitesimal input changes into finite output changes. Therefore the analysis in this section is restricted to policies that are differentiable in the neighborhood of every steady state.!

This implies that 44 4. Stability and Monotonicity Requirements Po> 1 for positive gains, and that the two coefficients, opposite signs. 12b) This expression is less than or equal to 1 for all mif and only if Po and PB have the same (positive) sign. The system is then stable, but has a negative gain. In this case, the rate at which disturbances are dissipated is 1 1 = PBB2. Thus, we see that long averaging periods tend to stabilize the system. If, on the other hand, Po and PB have opposite signs, then G> 0, and the system is unstable.

1 (Policy in {L- S}): Order point strategies (Example 2,5) are an example of policies that are stable in the large but not in the small. 1 that the inventories and orders of these policies are uniformly bounded, if the customer orders are non-negative. Thus, any such policy is in L. For these policies, however, a steady input with order size Q = (S-s)/2 yields output orders of alternating sizes, and S-s. 1) holds. Hence, order point policies are not in S. 2 (Policy in {S- L}): Some non-linear, order-based policies belong to this category.

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