Obviously Corporate Strategy should have an effect on the supply chain network design and its parameters. In their exploratory study Demeter, Gelei and Jenei (2006) show two examples of how supply chains are affected by different corporate strategies.
The authors analyzed the supply chains of two major car manufacturers with assemblies in Hungary. The focal companies were Audi and Suzuki. They conducted several interviews with the focal companies themselves and their best rated suppliers.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Mon, 2010-05-17 20:30
Just a short note: Outsourcing always means giving away information which prior only belonged to one company. It therefore carries increased risk of theft, be it physical or intellectual.
In the last days several videos showed up on youtube showing what might be the next generation Apple iPhone.
Usually these videos are published from bloggers or the press, sometimes money for the device/video is paid.
Even though supply chain risk has been analyzed in the literature for some time (eg. the Newsvendor / Newsboy problem, with the only uncertainty being demand). Nevertheless there are still many gaps (or opportunities) within this field.
In 2007 Khan and Burnes created a research agenda for the future and most of the topics covered still can be viewed as open.
The authors identify two major shortcomings of the current literature.
1) Locate itself within the wider literature on the theory of risk and the practice of risk management
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Sun, 2010-05-09 11:51
Cranfield Systematic Review
My professor gave me the hint to look for a systematic literature review approach which has been used at Cranfield University in the UK. Actually I found the description of a methodology to be used for a “systematic review”, that can be quite useful.