Supply Chain Management (SCM)

  • Hermann Lödding


Production enterprises are integrated into logistic networks. They obtain raw materials and components from suppliers and deliver products to customers who either further process these, sell them unchanged, or, use and/or consume them. The customer utility and the cost of the end product are dependent on the performance of the entire logistic network. Frictional losses frequently arise at the interfaces between companies in a logistic network. Accordingly, it is here that costs can be decreased and conditions for a strong logistic performance (from the end customer’s perspective) can be created.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Order Quantity Logistic Network Bullwhip Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Lödding
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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