Hard Problems and Soft Information

Coen Suurmond

Abstract

Finished product planning is a key business process for companies. It is about finding the balance between service levels and cost, and is therefore critical for the success of the company. In this paper the structure of the problem will be analysed and compared with literature about sales & operations planning as well as ERP solutions. In the analysis general process logic will be contrasted with idiosyncratic characteristics of the individual company. The use of different kinds of information will be discussed, in combination with the formal sign system of the computer and the social sign system of human communication.

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in Harvard Style

Suurmond C. (2016). Hard Problems and Soft Information . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-758-190-8, pages 32-38. DOI: 10.5220/0006221900320038


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bmsd16,
author={Coen Suurmond},
title={Hard Problems and Soft Information},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2016},
pages={32-38},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006221900320038},
isbn={978-989-758-190-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - Hard Problems and Soft Information
SN - 978-989-758-190-8
AU - Suurmond C.
PY - 2016
SP - 32
EP - 38
DO - 10.5220/0006221900320038