In a complex business world, characterised by globalisation and rapid rhythms of change, understanding supply chain (SC) operation dynamics is crucial. This paper describes a logic-based approach to analysing SC operation dynamics, named SCOlog. SC operation is modelled in a declarative fashion and it is simulated following rule-based execution semantics. This approach facilitates the automated explanation of simulated SC operational behaviours and performance. The automated explanation support provided by SCOlog is found to improve the understanding of the domain for non-SCM experts. Furthermore, SCOlog allows for maintainability and reusability. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Manataki, A., Chen-Burger, Y. H., & Rovatsos, M. (2014). SCOlog: A logic-based approach to analysing supply chain operation dynamics. Expert Systems with Applications, 41(1), 23–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2013.07.008