Publikation

The identification of critical supply network segments in theory and practice

Outline:

T. Wallner, M. Gerschberger - The identification of critical supply network segments in theory and practice - Exploring Interfaces, University of Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich von Großbritannien und Nordirland, 2011, pp. 10

Abstract:

Due to the tremendous increase in complexity and uncertainty in highly dynamic supply networks the identification of critical supply chain partners becomes a key topic. Existing models to solve this problem are highly quantitative, have a static and far too narrow focus – and they are not applied in day-to-day practice. This paper discusses new approaches of network segmentation but also investigates in a series of expert interviews how “real” supply chain professionals handle this task. It turns out, that this is done in a continuous process including all kinds of information such as soft facts and implicit knowledge.