Archive for May 2010

Corporate Strategy and Supply Chain Network Design

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Paper

The effect of strategy on supply chain configuration and management practices on the basis of two supply chains in the Hungarian automotive industry

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.

h5. Setting

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.

Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions by using Option Contracts

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Paper

Modeling supplier selection and the use of option contracts for global supply chain design
Year: 
2009

Mitigation strategies for supply chain risks have have been discussed in the literature for a long time now. Khan and Burnes (2007) mention several strategies like:

  • Multiple sources of supply vs single sourcing
  • Buffers
  • Risk sharing/knowledge transfer
  • Proactive supply management

But it seems difficult to assign a value and maximum cost for these strategies. Xu and Nizick (2009) are filling this gap.

Next Generation iPhone leaked

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.

Research agenda for SCRM

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Paper

Risk and supply chain management: creating a research agenda
Year: 
2007

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.

Major Issues

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

Creating a Reference Tree from an existing PDF Collection

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Paper

Year: 
2010

I am currently in the Snowballing Phase of the Systematic Review approach (explained here).

Cranfield Systematic Review Approach

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Paper

Cranfield Systematic Review
Year: 
2010

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.

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