TY - CHAP A1 - Hui Zhao A2 - Jie Peng A3 - Guoqing Huo ED1 - Sanda Renko Y1 - 2011-08-29 PY - 2011 T1 - Scientific Data Sharing Virtual Organization Patterns Based on Supply Chain N2 - Over the past few decades the rapid spread of information and knowledge, the increasing expectations of customers and stakeholders, intensified competition, and searching for superior performance and low costs at the same time have made supply chain a critical management area. Since supply chain is the network of organizations that are involved in moving materials, documents and information through on their journey from initial suppliers to final customers, it encompasses a number of key flows: physical flow of materials, flows of information, and tangible and intangible resources which enable supply chain members to operate effectively. This book gives an up-to-date view of supply chain, emphasizing current trends and developments in the area of supply chain management. BT - Supply Chain Management SP - Ch. 26 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/19326 DO - 10.5772/19326 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-10-01 ER -