Distribution Channel Reengineering: A Case Study

  • Marinko Maslarić
  • Aleš Groznik
  • Nikolina Brnjac
Keywords: distribution process, business process modelling, reengineering, information sharing, logistics

Abstract

For the last few decades there has been growing interest in making more integrated business decisions across larger segments of the logistic and distribution networks. Modern information technology is allowing this idea to be implemented, but there is need to develop a way of effective use of information technologies that support this business direction. In this paper a methodology to assist distribution networks reengineering with the aim of integrating logistic processes within the distribution supply chain has been promoted. The emphasis of methodology is on the business processes modelling and reengineering in the distribution network. Finally, this paper presents an oil company case study to illustrate how the methodology can be applied in practice.

Keywords: distribution process, business process modelling, reengineering, information sharing, logistics

References

Chen, F.: Echelon recorder points, installation reorder points, and the value of centralized demand information, Management Science, Vol. 44, No. 12, 1998, pp. 221-234

Dejonckheere, J., Disney, S.M., Lambrecht, M.R., Towill, D.R.: The impact of information enrichment on the Bullwhip effect in supply chains: a control theoretic approach, European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 153, No. 3, 2004, pp. 727-750

Ferguson, M., Ketzenberg, M.E.: Information sharing to improve retail product freshness of perishables, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 57-73

Trkman, P., Stemberger, M.I., Jaklic, J., and Groznik, A.: Process approach to supply chain integration, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, pp. 116-128

Vaculik, J., Michalek I., Kolarovszki P.: Principles of selection, implementation and utilization of RFID in supply chain management, Promet-Traffic&Transportation-Scientific Journal on Traffic and Transportation Research, Vol. 21, 2009, pp. 41-48

Trkman, P.: The critical success factors of business process management, Int. j. inf. management. [Print ed.], Vol. 30, No. 2, 2010, pp. 125-134

Persson, G.: Logistics process redesign: Some useful insights, Int. Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 6, 1995, pp. 13-25

Groznik, A., Trkman, P.: Business renovation towards succesfull supply chain management in oil industry, E-commerce 2006: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, Porto, Portugal, December 9-11, 2006. Porto: International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2006, pp. 230-237

Knez, M., Rosi B., Mulej M., Lipicnik M.: Competitiveness by Requisitely Holistic and Innovative Logistic Management, Promet-Traffic&Transportation-Scientific Journal on Traffic and Transportation Research, Vol. 22, 2010, pp. 229-237

Andersen, P., H., Rask M.: Supply chain management: new organisational practices for changing procurement realities, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 9, No. 2, March 2003, pp. 83-95

Veselko, G., Jakomin I.: Coordinating Supply Chain Management Strategy with Corporate Strategy, Promet-Traffic&Transportation-Scientific Journal on Traffic and Transportation Research, Vol. 20, 2008, pp. 119-124

Skerlavaj, M., Song, J., H, Lee, Y.: Organizational learning culture, innovative culture and innovations in South Korean firms, Expert syst. appl.. [Print ed.], Vol. 37, No. 9, 2010, pp. 6390-6403

Bosilj-Vuksic, V., Indihar-Stemberger, M., Jaklic, J., and Kovacic, A.: Assessment of E-Business Transformation Using Simulation Modelling, Simulation, Vol.78, No. 12, 2002, pp. 731-744

Adesola, S. and Baines, T.: Developing and evaluating a methodology for business process improvement, Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2005, pp. 37-46

Castano, S., Antonellis V. D., Melchiori, M.: A methodology and tool environment for process analysis and reengineering, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 3, 1999, pp. 253-278

Fuente, M. V., Ros, L., Ortiz, A.: Enterprise modelling methodology for forward and reverse supply chain flows integration, Computers in Industry, Vol. 61, No. 7, 2010, pp. 702-710

Harmon, P., Davenport, T.: The BPTrends Process Redesign Methodology, Business Process Change, 2007, pp 353-383

Stefanovic, D., Stefanovic, N., Radenkovic, B.: Supply network modelling and simulation methodology, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2009, pp. 743-766

Maslaric, M.: Prilog istrazivanju uticaja karakteristika informacionih tokova na planiranje i koordinaciju logistickih procesa u lancima snabdevanja [An approach to investigating the impact of information characteristic on logistic processes planning and coordination in supply chains]. Master Thesis, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008

How to Cite
1.
Maslarić M, Groznik A, Brnjac N. Distribution Channel Reengineering: A Case Study. PROMET [Internet]. 1 [cited 2020Aug.15];24(1):35-3. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/266
Section
Articles