Coordination and sharing logistics information in leagile supply chains
by Poul Erik Christiansen, Herbert Kotzab, Juliana H. Mikkola
International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Vol. 1, No. 1/2, 2007

Abstract: The recent development of Interorganisational Systems (IOS) is redefining how supply chains are managed. The focus of this paper is to gain a better understanding of how logistics information is shared and coordinated in 'leagile' supply chains. The focus of leagile supply chains is to minimise waste in market-driven supply chains. The basic assumption is that there are different types of logistics information that should match different types of collaboration levels shared amongst the partners in a supply chain. We present a framework that classifies different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions based on (1) the level of IOS sophistication and (2) the types of logistics information sharing. Two case studies, Nomeco (downstream supply chain) and Oticon (upstream supply chain), are presented.

Online publication date: Wed, 10-Oct-2007

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