Supply chain decision making supported by an Open books policy

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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

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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.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9425
Deposited By:Ulf Nilsson
Deposited On:23 Oct 2008 01:18
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