Advances in Production Management Systems. Innovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World

Volume 438 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 371-378

Supply Chain Management Strategies in Terms of Decoupling Points and Decoupling Zones

  • Joakim WiknerAffiliated withJönköping University

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Supply chain management is concerned with decisions related to the physical perspective of the enterprise and how the flow of goods and services is arranged. A wide set of strategies have evolved over time to provide guidelines for the decision makers but many of these strategies share a common foundation in process management that is based on decoupling points and decoupling zones. The strategies concerned here are segmentation, leagility, customization, postponement, servitization, sustainability, outsourcing, and visibility.


Decoupling points segmentation leagility customization postponement servitization closed-loop outsourcing visibility