Linking Information Exchange to Planning and Control: An Overview
This paper creates an overview of previous research which has been conducted related to how information exchange can improve planning and control decisions in order to establish directions for future research. By synthetizing literature reviews, more than 130 unique papers are considered in the analysis. It is identified that most research only examines a dyad relation, and there exist a strong focus on how to improve the order replenishment by using demand and inventory level information. Case studies, simulation models, and inclusion of more complex network structures is suggested for future research.
KeywordsInformation exchange Planning and control Future research
This paper is part of the Norwegian research project Retail Supply Chain 2020 funded by the Research Council of Norway and participating industrial companies. The four year project was initiated in 2014 and this paper especially contributes on one of the four key research areas of designing new advanced planning and control models through information exchange.
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