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Supply Chain Planning in Automotive Sector: A Swedish Case Study
2011 (English)In: Conradi Research Review, ISSN 1459-0980, Vol. 6, no 2, 33-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research aims to enhance the current level of knowledge from supply chain planning (SCP) by analyzing the importance of collaboration, information exchange and a supporting information system in its successful execution. These are examined through a case study from international manufacturing company, which operates in automotive industry with its global manufacturing network. Research reveals that collaboration is a complex and important issue of SCP, and occurs simultaneously in vertical and horizontal dimensions. It is important to select strategic partners and to develop a structured work processes and routines. The main objective of collaboration is to determine common goals and objectives and to facilitate the exchange of information; these together drive the performance of a supply chain higher. A sufficient information system supporting the SCP is vital to facilitate collaboration, and information exchange between the different supply chain participants. However, currently in the case company quite many phases of SCP are completed without appropriate and integrated information systems and the process itself contains several manual phases.

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2011. Vol. 6, no 2, 33-54 p.
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Supply chain planning, manufacturing industry, case study, Sweden
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19727DiVA: diva2:563937
Available from: 2012-10-31 Created: 2012-10-31 Last updated: 2013-04-04Bibliographically approved

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