Value Chain Management in the Chemical Industry

Global Value Chain Planning of Commodities

  • MatthiasĀ Kannegiesser

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Supply chain management helped companies to manage volumes, fulfil customer demand and optimize costs in production and distribution. Specifically, chemical industry companies with high complexity in production and distribution used supply chain management to steer their operations. Confronted with globalization and increasing raw material and sales price volatility, optimizing supply chain costs is no longer sufficient to ensure the overall profitability of the business. Value chain management takes supply chain management to the next level by integrating all volume and value decisions from sales to procurement. The book presents the value chain management concept and demonstrates how it is applied in a global value chain planning model for commodities in the chemical industry. A comprehensive industry case study illustrates the effects of decision making integration, e.g. the influence of raw material prices or exchange rates on optimal sales, production, distribution and procurement plans as well as overall company profitability.

Keywords

APS Advanced Planning Systems Change Chemical Industry Chemistry Commodities SCM Supply Chain Management business distribution linear optimization management planning supply chain managment

Authors and affiliations

  • MatthiasĀ Kannegiesser
    • 1
  1. 1.10435Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2032-4
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2031-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2032-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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Industry Sectors
Pharma
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods