Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Applied Science and Engineering
Quality Tools, Modeling and Simulation: A case study on Supply Chain Management in the Footwear Sector
Bianca Marotta Grossi, Jeniffer Cardoso Maia, Micheli Ferreira Rodrigues, Diva de Souza e Silva Rodrigues, Renata Duarte Mellim, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Rafaela Priscila Cruz Moreira, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza
Supply chain management represents nowadays one of the main concerns with the continuous improvement of the quality of products and processes available in an organization. Due to the impact that processes related to Supply Chain have on the company, this management becomes vital. In this way, this article aims to propose tools to optimize, standardize and adapt the processes and procedures of the Supply Chain, specifically in the purchase and storage processes, in a large company in the footwear sector. For this purpose, quality and management tools integrated in Petri nets were used, which enabled the modeling and simulation of the production process. The analysis performed shows that it was possible to optimize the process through a mapping technique, and simulation tool. This approach was used to guide the decision-making process of a supply chain that had a production scenario of 6,937 types of products, with inventories that reach more than 600 thousand units.