Title: Objectives, products and demand requirements in integrated supply chain network design: a review

Authors: Sai Hong Tang; Iman Rahimi; Hossein Karimi

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM University), Serdang, Malaysia ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM University), Serdang, Malaysia; Department of Accounting, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran

Abstract: Supply chain network design plays an important role in supply chain management. In this paper, a literature review of supply chain network from 1997 until 2014 is given. We identified some important issues in this regard such as products, objectives and product requirements. There is also a short review on some of integration models on supply chain network. Furthermore, most recent approaches that have been used in this issue have been analysed. Finally, a list of future research directions is highlighted.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; supply networks; network design; supply chain design; literature review; objectives; product requirements; demand requirements; supply chain integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2016.076399

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016 Vol.23 No.2, pp.181 - 203

Received: 13 May 2014
Accepted: 08 Aug 2014

Published online: 06 May 2016 *

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