Information Support of Scalable Supply Chain Configuration: Generic Methodology and Reusable Knowledge Management 2001-01-0714
The purpose of a supply chain (SC) is to transform incomplete information about market and available resources into coordinated plans for production and replenishment of goods in the network formed by cooperating units. One of the major characteristics of this organization type is scalability. Data and knowledge in the SC can be shared via Internet, Intranet, and Extranet for business-to-consumer, business-to-business service, and business-to-business goods transactions. This paper introduces a generic methodology of information support. A multi-agent Group Decision Support System is utilized to model interaction between various members of the SC. An automotive industry example is used for illustration.