Distributed supply chain in a global environment

A. H M Shamsuzzoha, Petri T. Helo

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Abstract

A localised production system is no longer a competitive advantage in today's globalised economy. Instead, production systems are becoming decentralised increasingly due to several benefits. This decentralized production strategy influences firms to establish more and more coordination among various suppliers globally. A better communication infrastructure is required to control these huge supply networks effectively and efficiently. In this paper, we have demonstrated how different distributed supply chain networks can be managed appropriately by using software named ASDN. A hypothetical car engine assembly factory within Europe was considered for demonstration, where engine components were outsourced through different suppliers within Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-411
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Keywords

  • Agile supply and demand network
  • ASDN
  • Decentralised business environment
  • Distributed supply chain
  • Globalisation
  • Inventory management
  • Mass customization
  • Outsourcing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Distributed supply chain in a global environment. / Shamsuzzoha, A. H M; Helo, Petri T.

In: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 393-411.

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