Unresolved Issues in Supply Chain Network Design

  title={Unresolved Issues in Supply Chain Network Design},
  author={Ronald H. Ballou},
  journal={Information Systems Frontiers},
  • R. Ballou
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Business
  • Information Systems Frontiers
Designing a supply chain network provides the basic structure for supply chain operations, where the network is a major element in a firm's competitiveness and a significant area of capital investment. With the boundary-spanning scope encouraged by supply chain management, the question is whether existing analyses used for network design are adequate. The general answer is yes, because the number of echelons that the analysis must span is self-limiting to a relative few. However, there remain… 

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