A Study on Supply Chain Management of Software-Focused Products
In this paper, we introduce the concept of the software-focused chain. A software focused product consists of hardware component and software component, where the software component is either the higher value part of the product. We study a software-focused product and service supply chain based on the case study of Beijing UniStrong Company. We discuss the common and unique issues that a software-focused supply chain has compared with a traditional supply chain. Issues and challenges of the software-focused supply chain management have also been studied in the paper.
C. X. Cao et al., "A Study on Supply Chain Management of Software-Focused Products", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 995-1000, 2011