Orchestrating a network of activities in the value Chain

Viswanadham, N and Kameshwaran, S (2009) Orchestrating a network of activities in the value Chain. In: 2009 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2009, 22-25, August 2009, Bangalore; India.

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The orchestrator is a management literature metaphor to describe the role of a player who organizes and manages a set of activities in a network, by ensuring valuecreation opportunities in the system and value appropriation mechanisms for each player. In this paper, we consider orchestrators who do not own capacities but have access to a large pool of globally dispersed service providers in the various stages of the supply chain. For a given customer order, the orchestrator identifies the right set of service providers and coordinates the entire execution such that order is delivered as per the requirements. We propose a mixed integer program to optimally choose the service providers taking into account the capacities, production and distribution costs, international taxation, tariffs, and coordination costs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Operations Management > Supply Chain Management
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 15:01
URI: https://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/143

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