publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Information Sharing in the Hardwood Supply Chain

Stiess, Timothy Stephen;
Open Access
  • Published: 24 May 2010
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
The Hardwood Industry in United States has been challenged by low-cost competition from overseas. Although cost reduction strategies have had minimal success, the proximity of industry to the domestic market has large implications on a more customer-focused strategy. The problem arises that individual companies and supply chains evolved based on the principles of economies of size and not on the flexibility to adapt to customer needs and changing resource constraints. An increased rate at which material and information flows through the hardwood supply chains is the key to the industriesâ ability to be customer-focused. Information systems may offer benefits for...
free text keywords: system dynamics, hardwood, information, supply chain
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