How Smart Operations Help Better Planning and Replenishment?

Ramanathan, U. ORCID: 0000-0002-7473-4643, 2017. How Smart Operations Help Better Planning and Replenishment? In: H.K. Chan, N. Subramanian and M.D.A. Abdulrahman, eds., Supply chain management in the big data era. Advances in logistics, operations, and management science (ALOMS) . Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 25-49. ISBN 9781522509561

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This chapter discusses various roles of smart information in Supply Chains (SC) of digital age and tries to answer an important question - What types of collaborative arrangements facilitate smart operations to improve planning, production and timely replenishment? We have conducted longitudinal case studies with firms practicing
SC collaborations and also using smart information for operations. Based on the case analysis, the companies are further classified as 'smart planning' and 'traditional planning'. Research findings show the importance of aligning SC partnerships based on smart information requirements. These findings are based on case studies of Indian firms with global SC collaboration. We also discuss the role of Big Data for the companies using smart planning.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Ramanathan, U.
Publisher: IGI Global
Place of Publication: Hershey, PA
Date: 2017
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Jan 2017 11:30
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:10

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