Joint Project Supply Chain Design
Drivers of change like shorter product life cycles, the introduction of new innovative products and the opening of new markets lead to a strong dynamic in value adding networks. This results in a constant need for adjustment of structures and processes in networks in order to guarantee a high efficiency and effectiveness. Due to the high complexity of design tasks in practice, the planning is performed in separate planning units. A continuous information basis for the design of a network is not given nowadays. The design of the supply chain needs an appropriate lead time for the acquisition of data. It may occur that the data basis for different planning tasks of the supply chain design varies, which can lead to a not sufficient coordination of the network. The supply chain design cannot meet the requirements mentioned since a holistic and continuous solution is not possible.