Supporting non-hierarchical supply chain networks in the electronics industry

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  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
  • J. Heger
  • Christian Meinecke
  • Daniel Rippel
  • Marc Zolghadri
  • Rahi Rasoulifar
The European electronics industry faces a strong competition with far eastern and US manufacturers. They have to respond with improved flexibility to changing requirements and collaborate across the supply chain effectively capitalizing on collaborative decision making. On operational levels a lot of concepts and tools have been implemented, which support automatic information exchange to optimize the supply chains. However, the collaboration on tactical and strategic levels is not supported; especially new forming non-hierarchical networks are concerned. This paper describes the problem analysis as a basis for the project approach and first findings gained from four industrial use cases. The goal of the CONVERGE project is to fill the existing gap regarding collaboration on tactic and strategic level by providing a framework and tools for exchanging tactical and strategic information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2010) : ‘Collaborative Environments for Sustainable Innovation’ ; Lugano, Switzerland 21-23 June 2010
EditorsK. Pawar, L. Canetta, K. Thoben, C. Boer
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNottingham, UK
PublisherCentre for Concurrent Enterprise
Publication date23.05.2016
Article number7477031
ISBN (Print)978-1-62748-686-6
ISBN (Electronic)9781627486866
Publication statusPublished - 23.05.2016
Event16th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising - ICE 2010 - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 21.06.201023.06.2010
Conference number: 16

Bibliographical note

Copyright© (2010) by University of Nottingham. Printed by Curran Associates, Inc. (2013)

    Research areas

  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain Networks, decision support, information exchange, non-hierarchical networks