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Entropy 2013, 15(10), 4285-4299; doi:10.3390/e15104285

Development of Metrics and a Complexity Scale for the Topology of Assembly Supply Chains

Department of Manufacturing Management, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in Presov, Technical University of Kosice, Bayerova 1, Presov 08001, Slovakia
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Received: 29 August 2013 / Revised: 30 September 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 10 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dynamical Systems)
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In this paper, we present a methodological framework for conceptual modeling of assembly supply chain (ASC) networks. Models of such ASC networks are divided into classes on the basis of the numbers of initial suppliers. We provide a brief overview of select literature on the topic of structural complexity in assembly systems. Subsequently, the so called Vertex degree index for measuring a structural complexity of ASC networks is applied. This measure, which is based on the Shannon entropy, is well suited for the given purpose. Finally, we outline a generic model of quantitative complexity scale for ASC Networks.
Keywords: structural complexity; numerical combination; vertex degree; class; networks structural complexity; numerical combination; vertex degree; class; networks
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Modrak, V.; Marton, D. Development of Metrics and a Complexity Scale for the Topology of Assembly Supply Chains. Entropy 2013, 15, 4285-4299.

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