Hierarchical Planning Structures in Supply Chain Management

  • Marion Steven
Conference paper


In the recent years, supply chain management has become a basic keyword for production planning including procurement and delivery activities. This development has several reasons:
  • Procurement and sales relations of the enterprises become more complex as production of parts and components is delegated to specialized suppliers.

  • Customer’s requirements are increasing concerning product quality as well as delivery time and flexibility.

  • Improvements in information technology and planning systems lead to changes in manufacturing organization and planning processes.

  • E-business opens new possibilities to get into contact with partners, exchange prevailing information and integrate planning activities along the supply chain.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Production Planning Flexible Manufacture System Planning Level 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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