Date Added: Sep 2009
To an increasing degree industries are organising their activities in projects which requires flexible solutions to manage operations, supply and distribution, as well as activities related to reverse logistics. More than before project-based industries such as construction and humanitarian disaster response are focusing on supply chain management and on developing and managing business relationships in their supply networks. For such industries, flexibility is needed to adapt to individual projects. There is also a need for developing multiple relationships with partners that have different "Status" and roles in the chains and the projects, resulting in a plurality of relationships.