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Introduction

  • Michael Becker-PethEmail author
Part of the Edition KWV book series (EKWV)

Abstract

In 2009, the overall turnover in the German industrial sector amounted to 3,097 million euros, out of which 54.9% are cost of material (Destatis, 2012). Typically, this material has to be sourced within a supply chain. Hence, the interaction between supply chain partners such as suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers has a huge monetary impact on the overall supply chain performance.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

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