Variety in Supply Networks: Definitions and influencing Parameters

Romana Kohlberger, Markus Gerschberger, Corinna Engelhardt-Nowitzki

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Providing high variety in supply networks has become more and more important over the last decades, especially in high-end supply networks aspiring a high degree of differentiation. Therefore the purpose of this paper is to be the contribution to an overall model creation which aims to handle short-dated customer decisions and the related planning difficulties. On the basis of extensive literature review and content analysis, the most relevant definitions and influencing parameters in terms of variety were identified, classified and analyzed to gain a basic understanding for the solved and unsolved questions in the context of variety in supply network. In addition, the identified influencing parameters are described and finally visualized according to their position where they impact the supply network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Logistics and SCM Systems in the Resilient Market
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventICLS 2011 - The 6th International Congress on Logistics and Supply Chain Systems - Kaohsiung, China
Duration: 7 Mar 20119 Mar 2011


ConferenceICLS 2011 - The 6th International Congress on Logistics and Supply Chain Systems
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  • variety
  • supply chain
  • network
  • system


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