An ongoing debate in supply chain management is about the degree to which companies should collaborate with their supply chain partners. In business and research the concept is called supply chain integration and may also be a useful strategy for reducing certain risks. And of course it is an often used strategy in supply chain management in general
Analyzing the effect of supply chain integration on performance therefore is an important issue in SCM research.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2012-01-27 16:43
With this article I’d like to wrap up the week for myself and share the most interesting articles I read in the last seven days. This week the World Economic Forum in Davos started, with more references to supply chain risk management tasks than I expected. So maybe there might be the start for a new emphasis on these risks also in the board rooms.
Probably most companies source at least some parts for their products from global sources. This could be the steel from Australia, electronics from Taiwan or cloth from India. The reasons for international sourcing usually include cost and quality, which might be superior compared to local sources.
On the other hand longer shipment ways and less direct access and control may also increase the risks of quality failures, delays or even disruptions.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2012-01-20 13:36
I just finished another chapter of my dissertation. Now, there are only two chapters left comprising the major parts of the work… so those can take some time to finish. But I am really looking forward to starting with this next part of the work.
Submitted by Daniel Dumke on Fri, 2012-01-13 15:15
The new blog design seems to be accepted quite well, at least nobody complained ;-).
But there is one objective measure of site performance: Since switching to Drupal and the new design the site speed should have increased by about one third. I hope you enjoy the new site, let me know if you have any comments or suggestions!