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Supply Chain Management on Demand

Strategies and Technologies, Applications

Editors: An, Chae, Fromm, Hansjörg (Eds.)

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During the last years, the competitive pressures and short product lifecycles have caused many manufacturing and retail companies to focus on supply chain management practices and applications. Continuing shifts in the geopolitical situation (e.g. NAFTA, Extension of European Union) and emerging markets (e.g. Eastern Europe and China) opened new business opportunities and at the same time kept companies busy revising their supply chain structures such as manufacturing locations, warehouse locations, inbound logistics, and distribution operations. This led to an increased demand in strategic supply chain planning tools such as supply chain simulators and location optimization tools.

New techniques and practices for highly efficient supply chain management are being made possible by the rapid progress in information and communication technologies, laying the foundation for a new wave of applications.

Connectivity and the integration of business processes have laid the foundations for an increased visibility over the entire supply chain. Software technologies like portals, data warehouses, reporting systems, and on-line analytical processing (OLAP) are providing the necessary information and visibility for the decision makers. The next step is to assist the decision maker to quickly and optimally respond to unexpected situations. Intelligent analytics can automatically determine the best decision alternative and predict its consequence on the supply chain performance. We use the phrase "sense and respond" to characterize such a supply chain management system that is able to respond quickly and optimally to unexpected situations.

These chapters of this book were written by supply chain researchers, consultants, and supply chain practitioners who have not only developed the practices but have deployed these practices in various supply chains at IBM and other companies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Supply Chain Simulation

    Steve Buckley, Chae An

    Pages 17-35

  • Inventory Management in High Technology Value Chains

    Feng Cheng, Markus Ettl, Grace Lin, David D. Yao

    Pages 37-63

  • Product Pricing in the e-Business Era

    Aliza Heching, Ying Tat Leung

    Pages 65-96

  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

    Robert Guttman, Jayant Kalagnanam, Rakesh Mohan, et al.

    Pages 117-142

  • Reverse Logistics — Capturing Value in the Extended Supply Chain

    Moritz Fleischmann, Jo van Nunen, Ben Gräve, et al.

    Pages 167-186

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-27354-7
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-24423-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-06373-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supply Chain Management on Demand
Book Subtitle
Strategies and Technologies, Applications
Editors
  • Chae An
  • Hansjörg Fromm
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27354-7
DOI
10.1007/b138951
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24423-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06373-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations
Topics