Problems in the Offset-Caused Value Chain Network-How Could Looks Like a Concept for Eliminating This?

Heinz Kirchwehm


Stimulated by the requisition to linked necessary purchases abroad with the largest possible return of investment let for years the so-called offset businesses grow. These requests for offset-obligations occurs mainly in the area of arms imports and covers the full range of industrial and commercial benefits as incentives or conditions for the purchase of military goods and services The companies affected by the implementation of such complex offset-obligations are then often overstrained. In particular, because offset requires at the lower stages of the value chain a temporary linking and steering of common business processes. This necessary integration of the various business processes leads at all process levels to problems due to the very different required Offset-Readiness of the involved companies. The aim of this paper is the development of a concept for the temporary linking and steering of offset-affected business processes in the Value Chain Network. This examination was triggered through an overall research project on the impact of offset to the business processes of Small and Medium Enterprises. During the necessary Pre-Study for this research project, first indications appear that by offset affected companies in the lower stages of the value chain have problems with the necessary temporary linking and steering of joint business processes. The paper concludes with a new developed concept for the temporary linking and steering of offset-affected business processes. The pro’s and con’s for this proposed concept are described as well and from today’s point of view can be seen that further investigations required.

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