Benefits of incorporating supply chain decisions into the product design via design for supply chain

N. Mehmet Gokhan, Kim La Scola Needy, Bryan A. Norman, Brady Hunsaker

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a process for Design for Supply Chain (DFSC) that aims to reduce the product life cycle costs, improve product quality, and improve profitability for all partners in the supply chain. It focuses on understanding the benefits of incorporating the supply chain configuration problem into the product design phase. This research examines the impacts of the product design and price decisions on the product demand, and the impacts of the supply chain decisions on the cost, lead time, and demand satisfaction with an verall aim of maximizing the pro its. The resulting mathematical models are demonstrated on illustrative problems. This pape discusses the results and demonstrates and discusses the benefits of using a DFSC approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages390-395
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 17 2008May 21 2008

Conference

ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period05/17/0805/21/08

Keywords

  • Design for supply chain
  • Marketing decisions
  • Mixed integer programming
  • Product design

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