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Supply Chain

Edited by Vedran Kordic

TU Wien, Austria

Traditionally supply chain management has meant factories, assembly lines, warehouses, transportation vehicles, and time sheets. Modern supply chain management is a highly complex, multidimensional problem set with virtually endless number of variables for optimization. An Internet enabled supply chain may have just-in-time delivery, precise inventory visibility, and up-to-the-minute distribution-tracking capabilities. Technology advances have enabled supply chains to become strategic weapons that can help avoid disasters, lower costs, and make money. From internal enterprise processes to external business transactions with suppliers, transporters, channels and end-users marks the wide range of challenges researchers have to handle. The aim of this book is at revealing and illustrating this diversity in terms of scientific and theoretical fundamentals, prevailing concepts as well as current practical applications.

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Supply ChainEdited by Vedran Kordic

Published: February 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/57

ISBN: 978-3-902613-22-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5824-0

Copyright year: 2008

Books open for chapter submissions

92023 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

108 Dimensions Citations


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1. Supply Chain Collaboration

By Ana Meca and Judith Timmer


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2. Towards a Quantitative Performance Measurement Model in a Buyer-Supplier Relationship Context

By Lamia Berrah and Vincent Cliville


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3. A Framework for Assessing and Managing Large Purchaser - Minority Supplier Relationships in Supplier Diversity Initiatives

By Nicholas Theodorakopoulos and Monder Ram


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4. An Evaluation Framework for Supply Chains Based on Corporate Culture Compatibility

By Khalid Al-Mutawah and Vincent Lee


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5. How Negotiation Influences the Effective Adoption of the Revenue Sharing Contract: A Multi-Agent Systems Approach

By Ilaria Giannoccaro and Pierpaolo Pontrandolfo


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6. Mean-Variance Analysis of Supply Chain Contracts

By Tsan-Ming Choi


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7. Developing Supply Chain Management System Evaluation Attributes Based on the Supply Chain Strategy

By Chun-Chin Wei and Liang-Tu Chen


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8. Impact of Hybrid Business Models in the Supply Chain Performance

By C. Martinez-Olvera


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9. Configuring Multi-Stage Global Supply Chains with Uncertain Demand

By Guoqing Zhang and Behnaz Saboonchi


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10. Fuzzy Parameters and Their Arithmetic Operations in Supply Chain Systems

By Rajan Alex


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11. Fuzzy Multiple Agent Decision Support Systems for Supply Chain Management

By Mohammad Hossein Fazel Zarandi and Mohammad Mehdi Fazel Zarandi


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12. Align Agile Drivers, Capabilities and Providers to Achieve Agility: a Fuzzy-Logic QFD Approach

By Chwei-Shyong Tsai, Chien-Wen Chen and Ching-Torng Lin


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13. Optimization of Multi-Tiered Supply Chain Networks with Equilibrium Flows

By Suh-Wen Chiou


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14. Parameterization of MRP for Supply Planning Under Lead Time Uncertainties

By A. Dolgui, F. Hnaien, A. Louly and H. Marian


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15. Design, Management and Control of Logistic Distribution Systems

By Riccardo Manzini and Rita Gamberini


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16. Concurrent Design of Product Modules Structure and Global Supply Chain Configuration

By H. A. ElMaraghy and N. Mahmoudi


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17. Quantitative Models for Centralised Supply Chain Coordination

By Mohamad Y. Jaber and Saeed Zolfaghari


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18. Moving Segmentation Up the Supply-Chain: Supply Chain Segmentation and Artificial Neural Networks

By Sunil Erevelles and Nobuyuki Fukawa


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19. A Dynamic Resource Allocation on Service Supply Chain

By Soo Wook Kim and Kanghwa Choi


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20. Pricing in Supply Chain under Vendor Managed Inventory

By Subramanian Nachiappan and Natarajan Jawahar


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21. Transshipment Problems in Supply ChainSystems: Review and Extensions

By Chuang-Chun Chiou


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22. The Feasibility Analysis of Available-to-Promise in Supply-Chain System under Fuzzy Environment

By Chen-Tung Chen


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23. Assessing Improvement Opportunities and Risks of Supply Chain Transformation Projects

By Alessandro Brun and Maria Caridi


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24. Modeling of Supply Chain Contextual-Load Model for Instability Analysis

By Nordin Saad Visakan Kadirkamanathan and Stuart Bennett


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25. New Measures for Supply Chain Vulnerability: Characterizing the Issue of Friction in the Modelling and Practice of Procurement

By N.C. Simpson and P.G. Hancock


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26. Competence Based Taxonomy of Supplier Firms in the Automotive Industry

By Krisztina Demeter, Andrea Gelei and Istvan Jenei


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27. Design of Multi-Behavior Agents for Supply Chain Planning: An Application to the Lumber Industry

By Pascal Forget, Sophie D'Amours, Jean-Marc Frayret and Jonathan Gaudreault


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