Title: Managing tomorrow's daily consumer goods logistics value network
Authors: Erika Kallionpää; Nina Helander; Jarkko Rantala
Addresses: Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 541, 33101 Tampere, Finland ' Department of Management, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, 62101 Vaasa, Finland ' Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 541, 33101 Tampere, Finland
Abstract: Today's supply and demand meet in a grocery store. Technological developments enable operational real-time information to plan and control supply chain operations precisely. This development advances demand driven operations management, robust forecasts, accurate production plans and precise operational control over the supply chain. Such a development enhances transition in logistics management as an intra-organisational and supply chain level question towards a real value network, where each party benefits due to more efficient and anticipatory operations. The underlying questions concern how to manage these operations. Based on theoretical elaboration, this research identifies the elements essential in managing daily consumer goods logistics value network. The aim is to develop a framework that comprises the key issues in managing tomorrow's daily consumer goods logistics value network. The potential of the developed framework in practice is initially evaluated in the paper and further development needs and research avenues are presented.
Keywords: value networks; logistics services; daily consumer goods logistics; supply chain management; SCM; operations management; robust forecasting; production planning; operational control; logistics management.
International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, 2015 Vol.1 No.2, pp.201 - 218
Received: 28 Oct 2013
Accepted: 10 Jul 2014
Published online: 16 Jun 2015 *