Supply Chain Management

Supply Network Design and Supplier Development

This project investigates location decisions, capacity decisions, and supplier selection decisions for complex production-distribution networks. We consider in particular, how lead time restrictions drive the design of supply networks. Furthermore, we investigate how to improve supplier capabilities by initiating supplier development projects.


Selected Publications and Talks:

  • Meisel, F.; Glock, C.: Self-induced learning vs. project-based supplier development for production ramp-up with two supply options, International Journal of Production Economics 198 (2018), 60-69, Link
  • Meisel, F.; Rei, W.; Gendreau, M.; Bierwirth, C.: Designing Supply Networks under Maximum Customer Order Lead Times, IIE Transactions 48 (2016), 921937, Link to paperLink to benchmark instances
  • Meisel, F.; Bierwirth, C.: The Design of Make-to-Order Supply Networks under Uncertainties using Simulation and Optimisation, International Journal of Production Research 52 (2014), 6590-6607, Link