The Ongoing Challenge: Creating an Enterprise-Wide Detailed Supply Chain Plan for Semiconductor and Package Operations

  • Kenneth Fordyce
  • Chi-Tai Wang
  • Chih-Hui Chang
  • Alfred Degbotse
  • Brian Denton
  • Peter Lyon
  • R. John Milne
  • Robert Orzell
  • Robert Rice
  • Jim Waite
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Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 152)

Abstract

In the mid-1980s, Karl Kempf of Intel and Gary Sullivan of IBM independently proposed that planning, scheduling, and dispatch decisions across an enterprise’s demand-supply network were best viewed as a series of information flows and decision points organized in a hierarchy or set of decision tiers (Sullivan 1990). This remains the most powerful method to view supply chains in enterprises with complex activities. Recently, Kempf (2004) eloquently rephrased this approach in today’s supply chain terminology, and Sullivan (2005) added a second dimension based on supply chain activities to create a grid (Fig. 14.1) to classify decision support in demand-supply networks. The row dimension is decision tier and the column dimension is responsible unit. The area called global or enterprise-wide central planning falls within this grid.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Fordyce
    • 1
  • Chi-Tai Wang
  • Chih-Hui Chang
  • Alfred Degbotse
  • Brian Denton
  • Peter Lyon
  • R. John Milne
  • Robert Orzell
  • Robert Rice
  • Jim Waite
  1. 1.Strategic Systems DepartmentIBM CorporationHurleyUSA

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