Supply chain decision making supported by an Open books policy
Agndal, Henrik and Nilsson, Ulf (2008) Supply chain decision making supported by an Open books policy. International Journal of Production Economics, 116 (1). pp. 154-167. ISSN 0925-5273
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2008.08.038
Based on a study of a buyer–seller relationship in the automotive industry, this article identifies 17 different decision-making processes where openly sharing cost data—a so-called open books policy—plays an important supporting role. These processes relate to supplier selection, various activities that occur prior to production, and the full-speed production stage of the exchange process. Overall, open books plays the greatest role in the pre-production stage, although it is found to support decision-making relating to supplier selection and decision-making during full-speed production to a greater extent than the literature recognizes.
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