The following articles and presentations cover the concepts of the Federated Enterprise and the role of the Supply Chain Orchestrator.
2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part 1
For some companies, managing only their immediate suppliers is not sufficient. Brand owners whose reputation and competitiveness is on the line for the performance and social compliance of the whole chain are increasingly taking on the role of Supply Chain Orchestrator, coordinating key activities across multiple tiers of their supply chain.
2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part 2
One important way that Supply Chain Orchestrators manage multiple tiers is sourcing and buying on behalf of their suppliers. Learn how and why that is done.
Supply Chain Orchestrator – Management of the Federated Business Model in this Second Decade
The authors look back at the supply chain business model design concepts they wrote about in the First Decade, and forward to the evolution of that business model in the Second Decade.
Governance of Federated Business Models
In the old vertically integrated business, the CEO articulated the strategy to get the functions in synch. But a virtual business, which consists of many enterprises, does not have a CEO. Instead, it is governed by a series of relationships…
Virtual vs. Federated Supply Chains: A Definition
One wouldn’t think of George Lucas as a supply chain visionary, but if you check out the Star Wars Data Bank, you’ll find an intriguing parallel for the Supply Chain evolution towards a Federated model.
Supplier Parks – Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that merge virtual integration with elements of the older vertically integrated enterprise.
The Convergence of Customer Outcomes & Supply Chain Models
PDF of Lonnie Childs’ Presentation on the evolving supply chain business models and how they help deliver outcomes, presented at Parallax Views 2005 (Banff).