Management of Variable Production Networks
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A close cooperation between companies in which resources are shared is referred to as a production network. Such production networks offer the opportunity to increase flexibility by subcontracting orders to other partners in the network. This paper will describe interfaces within a production network and mechanisms of subcontracting. In order to control production networks and to manage orders through the network, partners need detailed information regarding the logistical situation of the other partners.
KeywordsWork System Production Network Delivery Delay Network Partner Throughput Time
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