Methodology for Supply Chain Integration: A Case Study in the Artisan Industry of Footwear

Abstract : The supply chain is a major issue in a global market. The efficient relationship between supplier-producer-retailer conforms the perfect combination to achieve a high level of competitiveness according to the needs of increasingly demanding and changing markets. The difficulty of synchronizing the members within the SC is related to the inherent uncertain factors. This paper proposes a methodology for integrating the supply chain that can be applied in any type of business. To demonstrate its relevance, a case study is performed at a handmade shoe company. An improved demand forecasting, an optimal balanced production line, a proper inventory management of raw materials, and an efficient calculation of the delivery time to the customer represent some of the main results.
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Jorge Raúl Perez Gallardo, Beatriz Hernández-Vera, Constantino Gerardo Moras Sánchez, Alberto Alfonso Aguilar Lasserre, Rubén Posada-Gómez, et al.. Methodology for Supply Chain Integration: A Case Study in the Artisan Industry of Footwear. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014, 2014, pp.508314. ⟨10.1155/2014/508314⟩. ⟨hal-01887429⟩

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