Information Supply Chain: A Unified Framework for Information-Sharing
To balance demand and supply of information, we propose a framework called “information supply chain” (ISC). This framework is based on supply chain management (SCM), which has been used in business management science. Both ISC and SCM aim to satisfy demand with high responsiveness and efficiency. ISC uses an information requirement planning (IRP) algorithm to reason, plan, and satisfy needers with useful information. We believe that ISC can not only unify existing information-sharing methods, but also produce new solutions that enable the right information to be delivered to the right recipients in the right way and at the right time.
KeywordsSupply Chain Supply Chain Management Vender Manage Inventory Material Requirement Planning Information Supply Chain
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