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Collaborative Planning in Supply Chains

A Negotiation-Based Approach


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 533)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-X
  2. Gregor Dudek
    Pages 1-3
  3. Gregor Dudek
    Pages 165-213
  4. Gregor Dudek
    Pages 215-217
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-238

About this book


In light ofthe vast number ofpublications on Supply Chain Management (SCM) it is not easy to extract those which will have a great impact both on theory and practice. The dissertation of Gregor Dudek certainly is one such valuable source because it tackles inter-organizational collaboration in a novel and effective man­ ner. SCM is concemed with the coordination of material, information and financial flows within and across often legally separated organizational units. lt has gained great attention both in industry and research as an important area for improving competitiveness. A Supply Chain (SC) can be regarded as a hybrid between a market relationship and a hierarchical organization and as such requires specific tools to support the efficient planning and execution of the order fulfillment proc­ ess. Software vendors have developed so called Advanced Planning Systems (APS) to overcome deficiencies of traditional Enterprise Resource Planning systems and to better support the planning functions needed in SCM. However, APS are based on the principles of hierarchical planning which are well-suited for intra­ organizational SCs but fall short when non-hierarchical collaboration between partners (companies) is needed. This is particularly true when a buyer and a sup­ plier have to align their medium term order and supply plans.


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