Date Added: Jun 2011
Intelligent products carrying their own information are more and more present nowadays. In recent years, some authors argued the usage of such products for the Supply Chain Management Industry. Indeed, a multitude of informational vectors take place in such environments like fixed databases or manufactured products on which, the authors are able to embed significant proportion of data. By considering distributed database systems, they can allocate specific data fragments to the product useful to manage its own evolution. The paper aims to analyze the Supply Chain performance according to different strategies of information distribution. Thus, different distribution patterns between informational vectors are studied. The purpose is to determine the key factors which lead to improve information distribution performance in term of time properties.