supply chain management Articles

  • 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

  • Incorporating lean concepts into supply chain management

    Lean techniques have been implemented in a variety of industries. This paper addresses the effectiveness of specific lean techniques in a variety of industries and their application in the supply chain. The objective of this research is to assess the performance of lean based on the specific techniques and implementation methods used; analyse strategies for implementing lean into the supply ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Strategic tactical and operational production-distribution models: a review

    The concept of supply chain management is gaining so much importance that the firms can compete in today's global economy. This paper provides a detailed literature survey of previous research on supply chain management literature at strategic, tactical, operational levels and reverse logistics, but we limited our research only to the models developed for production and distribution problems. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The reason supply chain responsibility is a must

    Abstract: The Reason Supply Chain Responsibility is a Must Supply chain management – a term coined in the early ‘80s when globalization and outsourcing spread their wings to seek offshore hubs to reduce costs, and source labor and materials closer to their operational and production setups in emerging economies. While supply chain management found its definitions and parameters, the ...


    By ComplianceOnline

  • The impact of supply effort management, logistics capability, and supply chain management strategies on firm performance

    The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship among supply effort management, logistics capabilities, and supply chain management strategies on firm performance. A concept model was developed and subsequently five hypotheses were formulated. In order to empirically investigate the concept model, a nationwide survey of supply chain professionals within manufacturing firms was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of the supply chain on core competencies and knowledge management: directions for future research

    In today's increasingly competitive business environment, the implementation of technological innovations (products or processes) can rarely be done in isolation. More and more, companies must network with each other to pool resources and knowledge, allowing for the creation of competitive advantages. They may join various networks, but their supply chain network is deemed as a natural and more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • The constructs of sustainable supply chain management - a content analysis based on published case studies

    The intersection of supply chain management and sustainability is still a rather young research field emerging as growing topic only recently. This paper outlines findings of a content analysis assessing systematically all case studies in the field of sustainable supply chain management, published from 1994 to 2007 in English-speaking peer-reviewed journals, and thus, mapping and evaluating the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risks and supply chains

    The increasing relevance of networking in supply chains is altering the perception of corporate risk and of its measurement and management. Supply chains have expanded hand in hand with the opportunities and the new challenges that firms face in assuming their desired place in a changing environment whose 'Nouvelle Donne' include competitive intensity, technological change, globalisation; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing performance of supply chain risk management programmes: a tentative approach

    This exploratory study provides initial directions about how risk management programmes could be assessed in a supply chain setting and discusses how such a measurement system could be designed. Measures are needed both for the management to evaluate the success of actions taken in supply chain risk management, as well as for the (supply chain) risk manager to communicate the value of his work. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Competing on capabilities – an analysis of supply chain flexibility in Australian manufacturing industry

    In Australia, there has been an increasing need to improve the company's competitiveness in this world of global manufacturing. As a result, the main focus of this study is to investigate the extent of supply chain management practices adopted in the Australian manufacturing industry, based on an industrial survey covering 88 manufacturers. In this paper, we formulated possible relationships ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Networking and innovation: lessons from the aeronautical clusters of Madrid

    The paper describes adjustments within the Madrid aeronautics cluster, which are driven by changes in the sourcing strategy of Airbus. Knowledge capabilities gain importance for the relations and importance of single organisations. Based on a detailed analysis of single organisations in the cluster, implications for the network structures and innovation processes are discussed.Keywords: cluster ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supply chain impacts at Ericsson - from production units to demand-driven supply units

    This paper deals with the impact of supply chains on operations management at Ericsson Mobile Communications. It specifically deals with the transition of the Linkoping plant from being a production unit to the role of a supply unit in a demand-driven supply chain. This change has had a great impact on many factors. We discuss and analyse the most important issues. These are related to supply ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supplier development and supply chain management in small and medium size enterprises

    This paper provides the outcomes of a supplier development and supply chain management attitude survey designed to identify current trends in businesses within supply chains. The analysis identifies the adaptation of supplier development and supply chain management techniques. The relationships between customers and smaller suppliers are also examined, giving an indication of the lack of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment on the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices in Indian supply chain sectors - manufacturing and service industries

    This paper purports to assess the adoption of low carbon and green supply chain management practices by the industrial supply chain sectors in India, which is inundated with manufacturing and service–oriented industries. The Indian organisations in both manufacturing and service–oriented sectors were sampled for empirical research study and structural equation modelling was used as a path ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A strategic examination of Radio Frequency Identification in Supply Chain Management

    Businesses are gaining interest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, but few studies exist regarding its strategic value in Supply Chain Management. This study combines the theoretical background of technology and sustainable competitive advantage with specific, actionable business cases in which firms currently are employing RFID technology to shift costs and to improve overall ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information sharing in a supply chain

    Advances in information system technology have had a huge impact on the evolution of supply chain management. As a result of such technological advances, supply chain partners can now work in tight coordination to optimise the chain-wide performance, and the realised return may be shared among the partners. A basic enabler for tight coordination is information sharing, which has been greatly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Collaboration and integration through information technologies in supply chains

    Supply chain management encompasses various processes including various conventional logistics activities, and various other processes These processes are supported – to a certain limit – by coordination and integration mechanisms which are long-term strategies that give competitive advantage through overall supply chain efficiency. Information technology, by the way of collecting, sharing and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green supply chain management in the electronics industry

    Green supply chain management has emerged as a proactive approach for improving environmental performance of processes and products in accordance with the requirements of environmental regulations. Various approaches for implementing green supply chain management practices has been proposed and recognized in previous literatures, yet no investigation has identified the reliability and validity of ...

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