Hakan Yildiz accepted for publication in International Journal of Production Research

Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Hakan Yildiz has had an article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Research, which publishes research on manufacturing and production engineering, logistics, production economics and production strategy.

The article, “Evaluating and Monitoring Distribution Network Efficiency with Multivariate Process Control Methods,” was co-authored by Peihua Qiu (University of Florida), Srinivas Talluri (Michigan State University), John M. Wassick (Dow Chemical), Xiulin Xie (University of Florida) and Jiho Yoon (Chung-Ang University).


In this paper we present a methodology, by utilizing a nonparametric multivariate cumulative sum control chart and data envelopment analysis in tandem, to evaluate and monitor distribution network performance by simultaneously considering multiple performance factors and their interrelationships. While these methods were previously applied individually, we demonstrate that their combined use can provide more powerful results in performance assessment, monitoring and improvement. Our approach contributes to the domain of supply chain analytics and risk management as it can provide new insights into network performance based on real-time and past data. We present the application of our approach on data obtained from The Dow Chemical Company.

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