From Private Supply Networks and Shared Supply Webs to Physical Internet Enabled Open Supply Webs

  • Helia Sohrabi
  • Benoit Montreuil
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 362)


The way supply networks are designed has evolved through the years in order to address changes in the business environment, such as increasing customer service requirements, shortening of product life cycles and never ending pressures for inventory reduction. It is thus not surprising that hundreds of supply chain and supply network researches have been reported since the introduction of the concepts, focused on designing supply chains and networks so as to concurrently minimize logistics costs and maximize customer service in a turbulent and competitive environment.


Supply Chain Distribution Center Supply Network Supply Chain Network Freight Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helia Sohrabi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Benoit Montreuil
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CIRRELT Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Supply ChainsCanada
  2. 2.Laval UniversityQuébecCanada
  3. 3.Canada Research Chair in Enterprise EngineeringCanada

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