supply chain design Articles

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

    Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, and oil price ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • An empirical investigation of the contribution of supply chain design characteristics on supply chain risks in Indian automobile industry

    The importance of supply chain risk management is attracting the attention of academicians and business managers globally. As companies experience globalisation and cut throat competition, companies are forced to adopt measures to contain risk due to their supply chain design characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to identify supply chain design characteristics and investigate their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of Supply Chain Management systems

    This paper proposes a new model (termed SCM Function Deployment) that would enable managers to design their SCM system more effectively. The outcome of the model helps to: determine the degree of collaboration and integration; assess the required level of interconnectivity between SC partners; identify areas of development and improvement; and make decisions related to transport integration. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green supply chain management: the development of supply chain carbon maps

    In recent times, environmental thinking has become a prominent feature in the design of supply chain networks leading to the concepts of low carbon supply chains and green supply chain management. Understanding the sources and levels of emissions within the supply chain is the first step needed to fully design a low carbon supply chain. This paper helps to develop the concept of supply chain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supplier involvement in automotive component design: outsourcing strategies and supply chain management

    In this paper, the analysis is drawn on the motivations, modalities and consequences of supplier involvement in automotive component design. Outsourcing decisions affect the set of core competencies of buyer and supplier and, given certain circumstances, induce a migration of competencies from OEMs to suppliers. An in-depth exploratory multiple case study on a major European car maker and two of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing supply chain by coordinating manufacturing process and product development process

    Segregation of product development and manufacturing process creates an engineering problem in concurrent engineering application. Commonality analysis has never been used for solving this problem, but rather solely as a product development tool. This paper focuses on coordinating the manufacturing and product development process to produce supply chain agility. The purpose of this paper is to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design methodology of the reverse supply chain for the management of the solid waste in Cuba

    Every product presents a lifecycle which goes from the extraction of raw material, production, distribution, use or consumption. The Reverse Supply Chain (RSC) is aimed to all the product and material flow, from the consumption toward the point of origin to recover the value that these products or materials still have and to give the appropriate destination to the waste. In order to achieve this, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A multi–modal supply chain network design for recycling waterway sediments

    The French waterway system consists of large navigable rivers and canals connecting many regions. Maintaining a safe navigation channel, in the Nord–Pas De Calais (NPDC) region in France, requires the regular removal of accumulated sediments which are often contaminated with zinc, lead, cadmium, and mercury. New legislations, such as the European Water Framework Directive (DCA, 2000), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology and the changing structure of agri-food supply chains

    Rapid technological change in agricultural biotechnology, the characteristics of the technology and firms' strategic responses have altered the structure of the agricultural input supply sector and are changing vertical relationships between firms downstream in the agri-food chain. A number of economic theories shed light on what is happening, why it is happening and how the agri-food chain may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving the recycling supply chain - Case Study

    Antea Group's client engaged the Global Corporate Consultancy to coordinate a unique sustainability effort targeted at improving the recycling supply chain in Latin America. Specifically, the initiative was designed to improve conditions for ‘catadores’ or scavengers at the base of our client’s supply chain. Solution: This is an ongoing project where the Global ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Policy Management – DCSCA – Drug Supply Chain Integrity

    When the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed by President Obama on November 27, 2013, advocates hoped that the confusing patchwork of State laws governing drug pedigree and tracing would finally be replaced by a comprehensive solution for the ‘3T’s’ (Transaction History, Transaction Statement, and Transaction Information) of the increasingly complex pharmaceutical ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Green supply chain management: mapping the territory

    The objective of this paper is to identify the main definitions, related practices and to point out future directions in green supply chain management (GSCM). After a literature review and systematisation of the published articles in this field, it was possible to identify: a) the main research objectives of analysed papers; b) the research methods adopted; c) the predominantly analysed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Complete supply chain approach is essential for success

    Richard McKinlay, Senior Engineer at resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting suggests the recycling industry and infrastructure needs to move to a complete supply chain approach if it is to thrive and succeed. The recent failures of several well-known plastic recyclers has caused concern and led some to question the future viability of this sector. Although these failures were influenced by ...

  • UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain'

    UNEP Report ‘Greening the building Supply Chain’ Recently released, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’ report aims to tackle the sector’s oversized environmental footprint. There remains a relative lack of understanding about ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Supply chain roadblocks problematic for Indian CSP

    CSP Today explore the difficulties that the Indian CSP industry have faced in treading the fine line between reliance on foreign expertise and building a local manufacturing base, as solar power ramps up in the country. Developing an indigenous supply chain for solar thermal power projects in India was a fundamental goal of the National Solar Mission (NSM), launched by the Indian Government in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The emergence and proliferation of global brands, international manufacturing and ever-growing supply chains, not only increase opportunities for ...


    By SGS

  • A conceptual analysis of virtual supply chain collaborative network

    For many modern enterprises, supply chains have become one of the core business processes involving interorganisational relationships and coordinated activities across enterprise boundaries. B2B collaboration between trading partners has contributed to strategic and operational advantages. Organisations may collaborate across supply chain processes ranging from information exchange, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing Bullwhip-induced risks in supply chains

    We discuss the exploitation of a well-established replenishment rule, the order-up-to policy, to control the supply chain risk resulting from the Bullwhip effect. To avoid this risk within supply chains, two specific recommendations are highly important. First, we provide strong evidence that availability of high fidelity up-to-date delivery lead-time information is essential. This inevitably ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

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