Step 1: Identify and Solve a Typical Problem There are a number of typical models in the Operations Research field which can be applied to a wide range of supply chain problems. Select one of the following typical models:
• Travelling Salesperson Problem (TSP)
• Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem (mTSP)
• Knapsack Problem
• Vehicle Routing Problems (VRP)
• Job Shop Scheduling
• Parallel Machine Scheduling
• Christmas lunch problem
• Newsvendor problem
• Pickup and delivery
• Travelling thief problem
• Eight queens problem
• Minimum Spanning Tree
• Hamiltonian path problem
Step 2: LR on Application of Selected Typical Model in Design and Analysis of Supply Chain
• Identify at least 5 peer reviewed articles in which your selected typical problem has been employed to address knowledge gaps in supply chain field.
– At least one of the selected articles should be published after 2010.
• Write a comprehensive literature review on the application of “your selected” typical model in design and analysis of supply chain and address the following (but not limited to) points:
– What type of problems in supply chain can be addressed by the selected typical problem?
– Compare similarities and differences of selected articles.
– Discuss the suitability of using the selected typical model in design/analysis of various supply chains.
– What are the limitations of your selected typical problem?
– Undertaking any additional critical and/or content analysis on the application of selected typical
problem in design and analysis of supply chain is highly recommended.