Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Info Systems/Dec Sciences
Ling Li (Co-Chair)
Dean Chatfield (Co-Chair)
This study adds to the supply chain management literature by introducing and investigating information blackouts, sudden and short-duration failure of the information flow. This study aims to contribute to the literature in following ways: first, to define information blackouts in a supply chain. Second, to investigate the response of supply chains to information blackouts using discrete-event simulation. Prior research has focused more on analyzing systemic disruptions to supply chains from well-known sources. We expect the results of this study to be useful to supply chain managers in disaster prone areas.
"A Study of the Impact of Information Blackouts on the Bullwhip Effect of a Supply Chain Using Discrete-Event Simulations"
(2016). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Info Systems/Dec Sciences, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/mw96-1d63