Responsiveness and flexibility in a Decentralized Supply Chain

Kristian Rasmus Petersen, Arne Bilberg, Ronen Hadar

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Abstract

Today’s supply chains are not capable of managing the instabilities that is the case in the
market. Instead, there is a need to develop supply chains that are capable of adapting to
changes. Through a case study of LEGO, the authors suggest a possible solution: a
decentralized supply chain serving independent and self-sufficient local factories. The
decentralized supply chain is provided with materials, parts and pre-assembled elements
from local suppliers and supplies the local market in return.
Keywords: Decentralize, Responsiveness, Flexibility
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJul 2012
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Event4th World Conference on Production & Operations Management / 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference Amsterdam: Serving the World - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1. Jul 20125. Jul 2012
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th World Conference on Production & Operations Management / 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference Amsterdam
Number4
LocationUniversity of Amsterdam
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01/07/201205/07/2012

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