The main challenge for many manufacturers is the increased complexity of the supply chain, and as supply chains get more complicated enterprises require better tools for supply chain planning and execution. Many vendors offer systems to plan and control in-house operations, whereas mainly large vendors such as Oracle, SAP and I2 offer supply chain planning systems. This limits the ability for SMEs to exploit the supply chain planning options. This paper is part of a research project carried out to develop a new supply chain add-on for Microsoft AX, a very common system for SMEs. The paper discusses current supply chain planning solutions and presents a more simple and adaptive concept to be used in both SMEs and larger enterprises.
3rd Ieee International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications Coginfocom 2012 Proceedings, 2012, p. 207-210
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CogInfoCom 2012 • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications • December 2-5, 2012, Kosice, Slovakia