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Impact of Product Design Changes on Supply Chain Risk

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The impacts of product design changes on supply chain risk: a case study
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2011

In theory supply chains look really nice. Some even have a serial structure with three or sometimes even only two participants.

Almost any complication to this basic theme is still the focus ongoing research, especially if risks are involved.

Concept

So this study focusses on the effects of requests to change the product design on the risk environment of the supply chain.

The core questions are:

Matching Product Architecture with Supply Chain Design

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Matching Product Architecture with Supply Chain Design
Year: 
2011

This review is about a preprint article which already has been accepted for publication by the “European Journal of Operational Research”. But since there is only a limited space for articles in each issue of the journal, final publication of the article is delayed.

Product design and Inventories - This Week in Supply Chain Management (30 / 2011)

Even though I read a lot of news this week, there wasn’t much supply chain related. But on the bright side this week has brought several great blog posts that I like to share with you.

Combination of Product and Supply Chain Design

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An optimization model for selecting a product family and designing its supply chain

In research the decisions on the product and the corresponding supply chain are usually separated. This happens for a variety of reasons, one may be the reduction of problem complexity, another that the research focus is on a brown field approach where the products are seen as given.

This makes this article even more interesting, since it combines the both decisions in one conceptual process and a model to optimize the decision.

Decision Support for Supply Chain, Product and Process Design

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PCDM: A Decision Support Modeling Methodology for Supply Chain, Product and Process Design Decisions
Year: 
2005

Many companies are struggling with the idea to use modern optimization techniques to support decision making in strategic supply chain management.

But beside mathematical modeling of the supply chain there are other methods as well, such as network based approaches. In their 2005 paper Blackhurst, Wu and O’Grady present a more intuitive decision support method with the goal to improve decisions within the supply chain context.

h5. Methodology

Personalized Products and their Impact on Supply Chain Design

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Implications of personalization offers on demand and supply network design: A case from the golf club industry
Year: 
2006

Experts from research and business alike argue that within the last decades consumers have grown to be a more demanding factor for supply chain management. At the same time manufacturing and supply chain strategies adapted to this development (from lean to agile, see Christopher and Towill, 2000).

Leading by Design

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The impact of product design on supply chain risk: a case study
Year: 
2008

Is there consensus about the role of product design as the leading function in the supply chain? Not yet! This article introduces the topic of integrating decisions in product and supply chain design and gives a short glimpse on the “how to implement” part.

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