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Production Network Design and Specialty Chemicals

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 594)

Abstract

Many different definitions of the term supply chain exist in literature (cf. Ganeshan et al. 1999, p. 842). Christopher (2005, p. 17) defines the supply chain as a “...network of organizations that are involved, through upstream and downstream linkages, in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate consumer”. Typically, a supply chain consists of suppliers, production sites, storage facilities, distribution facilities and customers linked by material, information and financial flows. As shown in Figure 2, a supply chain can be spread across several facilities located in different countries that might belong to different companies. At the same time, depending on the product portfolio, a company is usually part of numerous supply chains (cf. Lambert and Cooper 2000, p. 69).

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Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Management Production Network Specialty Chemical 
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