A Web-based system for manufacturing co-ordination in complex supply networks

Xu, H. Q., Ristic, M., Besant, C. B. and Pradoux, C. (2005) A Web-based system for manufacturing co-ordination in complex supply networks. International Journal of Production Research, 43 10: 2049-2070. doi:10.1080/00207540500031865

Author Xu, H. Q.
Ristic, M.
Besant, C. B.
Pradoux, C.
Title A Web-based system for manufacturing co-ordination in complex supply networks
Journal name International Journal of Production Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-588X
Publication date 2005-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00207540500031865
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 10
Start page 2049
End page 2070
Total pages 21
Place of publication London
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 150308 International Business
Abstract In today's manufacturing industries, companies have recognised the importance of focusing on their core manufacturing capabilities, leading to a greater reliance on suppliers and business partners. Consequently, manufacturing co-ordination across the supply network is of vital importance for improved customer service and efficiency of individual companies and the whole network. This paper introduces the important aspects of the IST project: Co-OPERATE, which aims to develop a Web-based system for better co-ordination of manufacturing planning and control activities across the supply network. A framework for manufacturing co-ordination in the supply network is first introduced, which consists of seven interrelated co-ordination processes. Then, they are prioritised and four core processes for co-ordinating supply chain planning and execution activities in the short- to medium-term are chosen for further development, which comprise the main modules of the Co-OPERATE system. This is followed by the description of the implementation and evaluation for the Co-OPERATE system. Finally, some important issues are discussed and the presented work is concluded.
Keyword Production control
Supply chain management
Supply chain integration
Virtual enterprise
Q-Index Code C1

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