C. N. Verdouw

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Key challenge for mastering high uncertainty of both demand and supply is to attune products and business processes in the entire supply chain continuously to customer requirements. Product configurators have proven to be powerful tools for managing demand uncertainty. This paper assesses how configurators can be used for combined product and process(More)
Purpose – to model demand-driven chain networks on basis of multiple Customer Order Decoupling Points (CODPs). Design/methodology/approach – literature study and a case study in dairy industry, based on in-depth expert interviews. Findings – four main underlying factors of CODP diversity are addressed and modelled. Research limitations/implications – the(More)
The food and agribusiness is an important sector in European logistics with a share in the EU road transport of about 20%. One of the main logistic challenges in this sector is to deal with the high dynamics and uncertainty in supply and demand. This paper discusses the opportunities of Future Internet (FI) technologies to addresses the specific demands on(More)
Due to the emergence of the Internet of Things, supply chain control can increasingly be based on virtual objects instead of on the direct observation of physical objects. Object virtualization allows the decoupling of control activities from the handling and observing of physical products and resources. Moreover, virtual objects can be enriched with(More)
Modern technology is rapidly altering and enhancing all aspects of our lives. The cloud computing is a game changing phase of IT that provides several benefits. There are some significant issues to be solved in effective deployment of the cloud computing for agriculture sector. Introducing integration of the cloud computing and Internet of things into(More)
Cloud computing is aimed at providing IT as a service to the cloud users on-demand basis with greater flexibility, scalability, reliability and availability with utility computing model. This new ideal model of computing has a tremendous potential in it to be utilized as a part of the agriculture furthermore in rural improvement viewpoint in creating(More)