HOLISTIC SYSTEM THINKING IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – 3PL (MEANINGFUL SOLUTION WITH HALF OF RESOURCES)

1 HOLMAN David
Co-authors:
1 LENORT Radim 1 WICHER Pavel 1 STAŠ David 1 FAMIN Dzmitry
Institution:
1 ŠKODA AUTO University, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, EU, david.holman@savs.cz, radim.lenort@savs.cz, pavel.wicher@savs.cz, david.stas@savs.cz, fomin1991@gmail.com
Conference:
7th Carpathian Logistics Congress, ALEXANDRA WELLNESS HOTEL, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia, EU, June 28th - 30th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
198-203
ISBN:
978-80-87294-74-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th November 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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692 views / 318 downloads
Abstract

What is the purpose of actual SCM concepts such as LARG SCM, SCM 2.0, Supply Chain Becomes Demand Chain? Is it maximising profit, quality, lead time, market share? All these maxims are supported by reductionistic way of system thinking, which declares that the whole is just sum of its parts and the best way which could be done is maximising the output of particular parts. Holistic way of system thinking declares, that this assumption is the same mistake as to lean the ladder against the wrong wall. Or in other words there is wrong assumption that disassembling the best possible components from best possible cars must bring together the best possible components able to create the best possible car. But it is nonsense. The car is not sum of its parts, same as businesses or supply chains. Reductionism way of thinking is responsible for the situation that maximal output of individual parts of any system leads to maximally average output of the whole system. Holistic system thinking organisation is customer-oriented so the purpose of its supply chains is maximal customer satisfaction, which derives the optimal output of its parts and its interactions. Customer-oriented solution consumes around 50% less resources than the reductionism system thinking maximising the output of particular parts.

Keywords: SCM, System Thinking, Holism, 3PL

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