Coordination in Supply Chain Management

Coordination in Supply Chain Management

Mohsen Sheikh Sajadieh (Sharif University of Technology, Iran) and Alireza Bolooriarabani (Wayne State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-504-5.ch004
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The aim of this chapter is to review various perspectives on supply chain (SC) coordination issues and appreciate a range of coordination categories and mechanisms. The application of information technology in supply chain coordination (SCC) and the related cases are also studied in this chapter.
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Coordination Category

SCC is categorized by Arshinder et al. (2008) considering different functions and interfaces of each SC. Based on their study SCC is visualized as inventory management, logistics, etc. Inventory management includes deciding on reorder point, order quantity, ordering time and so on. Logistics comprises the processes of effectively and efficiently planning, implementing, and controlling the flows of materials, services, and related information through SC.

On the other hand, coordination problems at the interfaces of SC can be summarized as production-distribution coordination, procurement-production coordination, inventory-distribution coordination, and production-inventory coordination (Arshinder et al., 2008).

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