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Supply chain decision-making supported by an open books policy

  • Agndal, Henrik
  • Nilsson, Ulf
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    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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 116 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 154-167

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