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.
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 *