A review of coordination studies in the context of supply chain dynamics

Hing K. Chan, Felix T.S. Chan

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Supply chain management is and has been a popular research topic in recent years. Among the reported studies, coordination is an important ingredient to improve the performance of supply chains subject to the presence of system dynamics. This paper sets out to review some recent supply chain studies in the last decades that are related to coordination among supply chain members regarding supply chain dynamics. Focus is put on inventory management problems. More than a hundred research papers are reviewed and they are broadly categorised into analytical approaches and simulations approaches. They are further divided into sub-categorises. Observations of each category are summarised in this paper so that characteristics of each of which could be comprehended. In addition, the concluding section reveals some insights that could be considered for future research regarding coordination in supply chains and supply chain systems dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2793-2819
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Analytical approach
  • Coordination
  • Simulation approach
  • Supply chain management
  • System dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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