The automotive industry is one of the most economically important and technologically complex industries. The importance of supply chain configuration is high in the automotive industry. Supplier consolidation, manufacturing flexibility, and modular assembly are major factors influencing configuration decisions. This chapter discusses the impact of these factors on the configuration decision-making process. Specific cases on information modeling and the configuration of flexible supply chains under demand uncertainty are analyzed.
KeywordsSupply Chain Automotive Industry Product Variety Unique Part Manufacturing Network
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