SISCO: A supply chain simulation tool utilizing Silk™ and XML

Dean C. Chatfield, Terry P. Harrison, Jack C. Hayya

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We discuss SISCO, the Simulator for Integrated Supply Chain Operations, a Java-based tool that simplifies supply chain simulation model development. SISCO maps supply chain descriptions stored in the XML-based Supply Chain Modeling Language (SCML) format to a set of supply chain "building blocks" developed with ThreadTec's Silk™ simulation classes. The resulting system combines the ease of a visual supply chain simulator, the power and flexibility of a full object-oriented programming language, and the unparalleled supply chain model detail of a new, open, information standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-622
Number of pages9
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2001Dec 12 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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