Title: Integrated customer-oriented product design and process networking of supply chains in virtual environments

Authors: Dmitry Ivanov; Tobias Teich

Addresses: Berlin School of Economic and Law, 10825 Berlin, Germany. ' University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, 08012 Zwickau, Germany

Abstract: The paper presents a conceptual model and an engineering solution to agile building of supply chains in industrial networks through their integrated product-process driven modularising and flexible structuring. This study first presents the competence-cell-based approach that integrates the product and process modularisation-driven postponement and flexible supply chain structuring. Subsequently, the elaborated engineering solution to an integrated product-process driven modularising and structuring of supply chains is presented. With the results of this study, customer-oriented product design and customer-oriented networking of supply processes have been brought to a joint consideration.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; virtual engineering; competence cells; modular products; process modularisation; customer-oriented product design; process networking; agile supply chains; flexible structures; supply chain structures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2012.047880

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2012 Vol.11 No.1, pp.48 - 61

Available online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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