TY - CHAP A1 - Georgios K.D. Saharidis ED1 - Pengzhong Li Y1 - 2011-04-26 PY - 2011 T1 - Supply Chain Optimization: Centralized vs Decentralized Planning and Scheduling N2 - The purpose of supply chain management is to make production system manage production process, improve customer satisfaction and reduce total work cost. With indubitable significance, supply chain management attracts extensive attention from businesses and academic scholars. Many important research findings and results had been achieved. Research work of supply chain management involves all activities and processes including planning, coordination, operation, control and optimization of the whole supply chain system. This book presents a collection of recent contributions of new methods and innovative ideas from the worldwide researchers. It is aimed at providing a helpful reference of new ideas, original results and practical experiences regarding this highly up-to-date field for researchers, scientists, engineers and students interested in supply chain management. BT - Supply Chain Management SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/15860 DO - 10.5772/15860 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -