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Title: A central coordination system for managing a large supply base through supply chain collaboration
Authors: Chung, SH
Lau, HCW
Chan, FTS 
Keywords: AHP
Analytic hierarchy process
Managing suppliers
Optimisation scheduling
Supplier selection
Supply chain collaboration
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: InterScience
Source: International journal of services, technology and management, 2010, v. 14, no. 1, p. 92-102 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of services, technology and management 
Abstract: Competitive edge from the advanced technology is being replaced. Organisations are now situating in a rapidly dynamic world full of suppliers, whom can probably produce similar products or even better products as time goes. To secure the competitive advantages, purchasing managers have to continuously searching for new suppliers, monitoring and evaluating them. However, this may not be a realistic task because it can dramatically increase the management costs and administration time of an individual organisation. Driven by these reasons, this article proposes a new supplier management approach - a Central Coordination System (CCS). CCS implements the idea of supply chain collaboration. Through the collaboration of information sharing, this article suggests the establishment of a supplier's information database, which helps customers to manage their suppliers more efficiently, economically and reliably.
ISSN: 1460-6720
EISSN: 1741-525X
DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2010.032884
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