A central coordination system for managing a large supply base through supply chain collaboration

Sai Ho Chung, H. C.W. Lau, Tung Sun Chan

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Competitive edge from the advanced technology is being replaced. Organisations are now situating in a rapidly dynamic world full of suppliers, whom can probably produce similar products or even better products as time goes. To secure the competitive advantages, purchasing managers have to continuously searching for new suppliers, monitoring and evaluating them. However, this may not be a realistic task because it can dramatically increase the management costs and administration time of an individual organisation. Driven by these reasons, this article proposes a new supplier management approach - a Central Coordination System (CCS). CCS implements the idea of supply chain collaboration. Through the collaboration of information sharing, this article suggests the establishment of a supplier's information database, which helps customers to manage their suppliers more efficiently, economically and reliably.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Services, Technology and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


  • AHP
  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • Managing suppliers
  • Optimisation scheduling
  • Supplier selection
  • Supply chain collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing


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