This research focused on mid-term planning representing the tactical level of supply chain management among manufacturers. Mid-term planning is based on established frame contracts between suppliers and customers. Demand forecasts and early customer orders (from retailers or consumers) are the starting point for performing planning runs involving logistical functions such as procurement, production, storage, and distribution. The aim is to draw up consistent plans among supply chain partners.
"Information Technology-Based Logistics Planning: Approaches To Developing A Coordination Mechanism For Decentralized Planning,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 6
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol6/iss3/13