Supply chain management in the PV industry

Published: August 1, 2009

By Rainer Krause, Manager of the ISCTechnology Centre, IBM Deutschland; Udo Kleemann, Senior Procurement Manager and Head of System and Technology Groups, EMEA, IBM Deutschland

Efficient management of the PV supply chain can save a company money, both directly by reducing material and component cost, and indirectly by improving lead time, inventory optimization and quality throughout the entire value chain. So-called static supply chains compare poorly to their dynamic counterparts that see cost reduction and quality as well as material availability improvements. What follows is a proposal of improving the supply chain using methods like integration, data exchange and collaboration that can also help to improve entire E2E flows through re-structuring and outsourcing from one level to another.

Single Paper

Includes one paper digital access
US$ 21

Photovoltaics International SubscriptionDigital & Archive

Includes 12 months of unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International content, full online archive, technical paper collection (over 700), and more.

Includes 2 upcoming issues in digital.

US$ 449 per year

This Website Uses Cookies

By continuing browsing this website you are accepting our Cookie Policy, as well as our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.