High Resolution Supply Chain Management – Resolution of the Polylemma of Production by Information Transparency and Organizational Integration

  • Tobias Brosze
  • Fabian Bauhoff
  • Volker Stich
  • Sascha Fuchs
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)


High Resolution Supply Chain Management (HRSCM) aims to stop the trend of continuously increasing planning complexity. Today, companies in high-wage countries mostly strive for further optimization of their processes with sophisticated, capital-intensive planning approaches [3]. The capability to adapt flexibly to dynamically changing conditions is limited by the inflexible and centralized planning logic. Thus, flexibility is reached currently by expensive inventory stocks and overcapacities in order to cope with rescheduling of supply or delivery. HRSCM describes the establishment of a complete information transparency in supply chains with the goal of assuring the availability of goods through decentralized, self-optimizing control loops for Production Planning and Control (PPC). By this HRSCM pursues the idea of enabling organizational structures and processes to adapt to dynamic conditions. The basis for this new PPC Model are stable processes, consistent customer orientation, increased capacity flexibility and the understanding of production systems as viable, socio-technical systems [1, 2].


Order Quantity Information Transparency Viable System Model Replenishment Time Task View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Brosze
    • 1
  • Fabian Bauhoff
    • 1
  • Volker Stich
    • 1
  • Sascha Fuchs
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Operations Management(FIR) at RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering(WZL) at RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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