Title: A model for supply chain networks

Authors: Nitin Singh

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Indore, Prabandh shikhar, Rau-pithampur Road, Indore – 453331, India

Abstract: As markets become competitive and influenced by a number of factors, companies endeavour to design a competitive strategy that will enable them to remain competitive and ensure customer satisfaction. In this endeavour, it is being increasingly realised that building a good network in supply chain is important for any firm, which is geared towards providing customer satisfaction and thus maintaining a competitive advantage. Admittedly, an optimal supply chain network plan needs to go hand-in-hand with true performance management system for the managers. That way, the two issues are tied together. This paper interweaves the context of industry needs of supply chain planning with a generic model of supply chain networks. It shows that management control systems designed into supply chain networks can lead to improvements in supply chain decisions.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM modellig; industrial clusters; mixed integer programming; performance management; supply chain networks; management control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2008.019853

International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.487 - 507

Published online: 10 Aug 2008 *

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