Title: A framework for semiconductor industry supply chain planning: perspectives of intelligent enterprise

Authors: Bikram K. Bahinipati

Addresses: Quantitative Methods and Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kozhikode-673 570, India

Abstract: Supply chain planning in the semiconductor industry integrates the complex network of wafer foundries, probe and assembly manufacturing sites together to enhance operational effectiveness. So, the supply chain planning system should aggregate data from multiple sources to provide visibility and interoperable collaboration to an extended network of stakeholders. While exploring buyer-supplier collaborative relationships and new procurement opportunities, the present work proposes the perspectives of business planning, supply management, demand management, multi-echelon inventory optimisation, customer order fulfilment, and transportation and logistics management. The novelty of this work lies in the simultaneous consideration of six interrelated perspectives of supply chain planning along with the perspective of collaboration among supply chain enterprises on the basis of information sharing. The proposed framework captures the technological and business basis for integration of various elements for supply chain planning for cost-efficient intelligent enterprises.

Keywords: semiconductor industry; supply chain planning; information sharing; collaborative practices; intelligent enterprises; supply chain management; SCM; visibility; interoperability; collaboration; buyer-supplier relationships; procurement opportunities; demand management; inventory optimisation; customer order fulfilment; transport management; logistics management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2012.052558

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, 2012 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.290 - 314

Available online: 11 Mar 2013 *

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