Operations Planning Process for a Whole Supply Chain: Concepts and a Meat Processing Application

Sadler, Ian and Hines, Peter (2001) Operations Planning Process for a Whole Supply Chain: Concepts and a Meat Processing Application. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


Planning processes for the operations of entire supply chains require examination because business competition demands coherent strategies from them. Research into processes for strategic operations planning has defined the steps and procedures required. Some research has partially addressed planning processes for integrated supply chains. The present research begins to specify a process and investigate how a team of managers from the companies in a supply chain can be helped to formulate strategic plans for operating the whole chain, to benefit each company and to benefit the whole chain. Building on previous research, this theoretically-based paper proposes a framework to enable such a process. This chain-wide planning process is illustrated in the Australian meat processing supply chain, with encouraging results.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/189
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords Operations Strategy, Planning Process, Meat Industry, Supply Chain Management
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