Managing risks in supply chains is challenging for most companies, given the globalisation process which is strengthening the production constraints and also introducing more procurements risks. This is especially difficult for smaller companies because they generally lack resources to develop a specific expertise or buy expensive tools. Our research aims at addressing those issues by proposing an easy to use, yet powerful simulation framework based on Discrete Event Simulation. In our previous work we demonstrated the expressiveness of our modelling language and the efficiency of our simulation framework.
The focus of this paper is on the usability dimension of the developed tool. We describe the global process driving the company through the whole risk control process, from identification, modelling, simulation and analysis. We demonstrate our ideas on a web-based prototype composed on a number of wizards and component supporting the structured analysis of simulation outcome in direct relation with the risks.