Caused by the progressive competition in the logistics sector, anticipation combined with reactive behavior has become a business advantage for many industrial enterprises. While anticipation is fairly weIl developed by aggregate planning methods, short-term response on detailed demand is hardly possible, although reactive problem-solving goes for an inevitable hallmark of decision support in competitive logistics systems.



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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Bierwirth
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  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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