Publication Type

Report

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

5-2003

Abstract

A supply hub is a location generally close to a manufacturer’s facility where all or some of its supplies are warehoused with the agreement that the materials will be paid for only when consumed. Supply hub is an innovative strategy employed by especially the electronics industry to achieve cost reduction and improved responsiveness. After first tracing the developments leading to the establishment of supply hubs, the paper then describes the dynamics of the operation of supply hubs. Case examples are provided to highlight the current practices. Finally, some research issues are identified.

Keywords

Supplier Owned Inventory, Vendor Managed Inventory, Postponement of procurement, responsiveness

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

First Page

1

Last Page

27

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.tliap.nus.edu.sg/tliap/Research_WhitePapers/Supply_Hub_Research.pdf

Comments

This document is one of a series of white papers on supply chain issues in the electronic industry

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