LogForum Logo
Scopus Logo
Webofsc Logo

ISSN 1895-2038, e-ISSN:1734-459X

Choose language
Guide for Authors
Journal metrics
Indexed in:

Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) Logforum. 2018. 14(2), article 2, 163-170; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.280


Anna Vokhmyanina1, Marina Zhuravskaya1, Waldemar Osmólski2

1The Ural State University of Railway Transport, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poznan, Poland


Background: This article deals with the quantitative evaluation of the bullwhip effect in supply chains. A literature review was carried out and it was revealed that there is no general approach to quantifying the bullwhip effect. In the article, a more precise concept of the bullwhip effect is proposed from the point of view of the natural-scientific approach.

Methods: A methodology for quantifying the bullwhip effect as a coefficient of linear regression was developed, characterising the dependence on the location of a link in supply chains, which can be used to adjust its operational work.

Results: The stability of the proposed model is confirmed by the results of its implementation in production in several sectors of the economy, distinguished by the number of units and number of study periods, which demonstrates its potential for use in the distribution system.

Conclusions: The main reason for the existence of the bullwhip effect is the unreliability of forecasts, which ultimately reduces the efficiency of inventory planning in supply chains and extensive logistics systems. Reducing the negative impact of the bullwhip effect can be achieved by using more advanced forecasting models and the quantitative assessment method used in this study, to adjust reserve stocks in supply chain links.

Keywords: supply chain, uncertainty, bullwhip-effect, variation in order sizes, regression coefficient, t-statistics, order size dynamics
Full text available in in english in format:
artykuł nr 2 - pdfAdobe Acrobat

Streszczenie w jezyku polskim Streszczenie w jezyku polskim.

Zusammenfassung in Deutsch Zusammenfassung in Deutsch.

For citation:

MLA Vokhmyanina, Anna, et al. "The issue of bullwhip-effect evaluating in supply chain management ." Logforum 14.2 (2018): 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.280
APA Anna Vokhmyanina, Marina Zhuravskaya, Waldemar Osmólski (2018). The issue of bullwhip-effect evaluating in supply chain management . Logforum 14 (2), 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.280
ISO 690 VOKHMYANINA, Anna, ZHURAVSKAYA, Marina, OSMãLSKI, Waldemar. The issue of bullwhip-effect evaluating in supply chain management . Logforum, 2018, 14.2: 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.280