The selection of intermediaries is a fundamental and challenging problem in supply chain management. We propose a conceptual process model to guide the supply chain coordinator through the selection process. Besides the support of our model for the agility, adaptability and alignment of the target supply chain, it also provides extensive automated assistance for the selection of tactics by off-the-shelf tools from the area of artificial intelligence.
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