Strategic Supply Chain Planning
The paper analyzes strategic planning of supply chains of contemporary companies. Strategic planning process is viewed in context of its relationship with other planning levels. Typical goals and tasks of strategic supply chain planning are formalized. Key methods of strategic modeling including heuristic, simulation, and mathematical programming are analyzed in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. Author proposes basic classification of models and formalizes structure of a typical supply chain model. Systematic overview of popular mathematical and business software in the research area is provided. It is highlighted that presented in the paper systemized results of analysis of strategic supply chain planning domain were used in developing corresponding methodological principles and strategy for a number of leading international companies.