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Title: Supply chain control: Trade-offs and system requirements
Authors: Leach, NP
Makatsoris, C
Richards, HD
Keywords: Supply chain;Virtual enterprise;Planning;Control
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Citation: Human Systems Management, 16(3): 159-169
Abstract: A paper describes the underlying forces which drive change in manufacturing enterprises and supply chains. It sets out the complexities in modern capitalism and global economics and illustrates the trade-offs that can be made. IT systems which are required to assist improvements to both customer service and enterprise manufacturing performance are explained, alluding to the special case for the semiconductor industry. Arguments are presented showing how the new tools being developed with the ESPRIT project 20544, X-CITTIC, will satisfy the control needs for a virtual enterprise. This paper describes the underlying forces which drive change in manufacturing enterprises and supply chains. It sets out the complexities in modem capitalism and global economics and illustrates the trade-offs that can be made. IT systems which are required to assist improvements to both customer service and enterprise manufacturing performance are explained alluding to the special case for the semiconductor industry. Finally it shows how the new tools being developed with the ESPRIT project 20544, XCITTIC, will satisfy the control needs for a virtual enterprise.
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http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/4799
ISSN: 0167-2533
Appears in Collections:Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE)
Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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