Increasing in market competitiveness for the worldwide energetic demand and the raw materials supply, in primis natural gas and crude oil, even more constrained by contract clauses and trade agreements, is pushing main enterprises and both National and European energetic corporations to be interested in the supply chain management as a valid support for decision-making processes and strategic optimization. This paper remarks the importance of a strategic coordinator, which can decide when and especially what to produce. It is placed on the top of the widespread tactical coordinators (model predictive controls, dynamic optimizations …), which can decide how to produce. The strategic coordinator has the aim to (i) reduce the energetic consumption; (ii) fulfil final users’ market demand; and (iii) transform process transients, demand volatilities, and market price fluctuations into interesting opportunities to improve enterprise-wide benefits. Specifically, the paper wants to introduce the commercial hierarchy in the multifaceted problem of the enterprise-wide optimization of decentralized-production societies, going beyond horizontal (process flow) and vertical (process control) hierarchies, which characterizes the traditional supply chain. It strictly deals with the business supply chain, by discussing the business strategies adopted by large-scale societies and main energy-intensive production sites as well as contract clauses defined by National organizations, including the National (Italian) electric energy suppliers (TERNA, GRTN).

The 3-D Supply Chain Management

MANENTI, FLAVIO
2008

Abstract

Increasing in market competitiveness for the worldwide energetic demand and the raw materials supply, in primis natural gas and crude oil, even more constrained by contract clauses and trade agreements, is pushing main enterprises and both National and European energetic corporations to be interested in the supply chain management as a valid support for decision-making processes and strategic optimization. This paper remarks the importance of a strategic coordinator, which can decide when and especially what to produce. It is placed on the top of the widespread tactical coordinators (model predictive controls, dynamic optimizations …), which can decide how to produce. The strategic coordinator has the aim to (i) reduce the energetic consumption; (ii) fulfil final users’ market demand; and (iii) transform process transients, demand volatilities, and market price fluctuations into interesting opportunities to improve enterprise-wide benefits. Specifically, the paper wants to introduce the commercial hierarchy in the multifaceted problem of the enterprise-wide optimization of decentralized-production societies, going beyond horizontal (process flow) and vertical (process control) hierarchies, which characterizes the traditional supply chain. It strictly deals with the business supply chain, by discussing the business strategies adopted by large-scale societies and main energy-intensive production sites as well as contract clauses defined by National organizations, including the National (Italian) electric energy suppliers (TERNA, GRTN).
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