Advanced_planning & scheduling with collaboration process in agile supply and demand networks

Advanced_planning & scheduling with collaboration process in agile supply and demand networks

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Advanced planning and scheduling with collaboration processes in agile supply and demand networks Yohanes Kristianto Department of Production, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland Mian M. Ajmal College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Petri Helo Department of Production, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland Abstract Purpose – The general purpose of the paper is to improve supply chain (SC) responsiveness and agility by developing advanced planning and scheduling (APS) with collaboration process into agile supply and demand networks (ASDN). Design/methodology/approach – Some industrial examples are presented to extract the APS requirements, then business models that are supported by analytical models are developed into APS modules to respond to the requirements. At the end, the modules are attached into an ASDN simulator to measure the benefit of the APS with collaboration process. Findings – The results show that the APS with collaboration process is superior to existing APS software in terms of promising lead times to customers at minimum inventory level. Research limitations/implications – Since the APS with collaboration process cannot optimize transportation planning, SCs cannot therefore optimize networks by finding the optimum network configuration. Currently, the simulator needs to be tested in several possible network scenarios to find the optimal network configuration. Practical implications – The APS with collaboration process makes it possible to give guaranteed lead times at minimum inventory level. Furthermore, it is possible to combine the APS with collaboration process with enterprise resources planning or MRP II by considering the criticality of the planning. Originality/value – The attachment of APS with collaboration process business into ASDN represents the original aspect of this paper. Keywords Value chain, Flexible labour, Supply chain management, Production scheduling, Market share Paper type Conceptual paper 1. Introduction The production planning and control procedures used in industry are subject to dramatic changes. Many companies have recognized that the currently used MRP II and enterprise resources planning (ERP) philosophy does not support planning in the sense that the capacities of the resources are adequately considered during the planning process. It is now commonly understood that ignorance with respect to capacity results The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/1463-7154.htm APS with collaboration processes 107 Business Process Management Journal Vol. 17 No. 1, 2011 pp. 107-126 q Emerald Group Publishing Limited 1463-7154 DOI 10.1108/14637151111105607
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in high work-in-process combined with decreasing service levels and long customer waiting times. In addition, in highly integrated supply networks with small “slack” insufficient planning procedures become more evident than in non-integrated logistic networks. Being considered as waste, safety stock and safety time are reduced
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