This book provides the latest models, methods and guidelines for networked enterprises to enhance their competitiveness and move towards innovative high performance and agile industrial systems.
In the new global market, competitiveness and economic growth rely greatly on the move toward innovative high performance industrial systems and agile networked enterprises through the creation and consolidation of non-hierarchical manufacturing networks of multi-national SMEs as opposed to networks based on powerful large-scale companies. Network performance can be significantly improved through more harmonious and equitable peer-to-peer inter-enterprise relationships, conforming decentralized and collaborative decision-making models.
Traditional hierarchical manufacturing networks are based on centralized models, where some of the actors involved must adapt themselves to the constraints defined by those who are most dominant. Real-world experiences of such models have revealed some major problems due to the centralized vision of the supply chain and the sub-optimal performance of centralized decision-making. For the current highly dynamic markets, this generates major inefficiencies in operation throughout the supply chain.
This book collects the latest research regarding non-hierarchical manufacturing networks and provides enterprises with valuable models, methods and guidelines to improve their competitiveness.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Strategic 1
Chapter 1. Mass Customization as an Enabler of Network Resilience 3
Chapter 2. The Implications of Product Variety for Supply Network Design 23
Chapter 3. Model for the Integration of Product, Process and Supply Network in Mass Customization Scenarios 41
Chapter 4. Supply Network Configuration 73
Chapter 5. Performance Management 107
Chapter 6. Sustainable Product-Process-Network 125
Part 2. Tactical 147
Chapter 7. Business Community Management 149
Chapter 8. Network Collaboration 169
Chapter 9. A Collaborative Planning Approach for Non-hierarchical Production Networks 185
Chapter 10. Assessment of the Impact of Missing Delivery Reliability 205
Chapter 11. Supplier Relationship Management in Machine Tool Industry 225
Chapter 12. Sustainable Mass Customization Assessment 249
Part 3. Operational 277
Chapter 13. A Decision Reference Model for Non-hierarchical Networks 279
Chapter 14. Evaluation of Collaborative Processes 313
Chapter 15. Performance Measurement 329
Chapter 16. Event Monitoring and Management Process in a Non-hierarchical Business Network 349
Chapter 17. Extended Business Processes Execution 375
Chapter 18. Standardization in IT-Based Procurement in Non-hierarchical Networks 395