Archive for August 2012

Automation and Amazon Prime - This Week in Supply Chain Management (35 / 2012)

Finally, the dissertation is complete. Last week I finished working on the comments and handed in the final work. The process now consists of three more steps that can take another three to four month: First, I have to do a (really) short presentation of my thesis topic. Second, I have to wait for two written evaluations by two professors of the university. Last, I have to defend my thesis, hopefully some time around December.

Managing supply in the firm of the future

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Managing supply in the firm of the future
Year: 
1997

This week I would like to think about the future of supply chain management. Cox and Lamming wrote a corresponding article titled: “Managing supply in the firm of the future”.

h5. Methodology

It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. So to infer about future development the authors use case studies and historical analysis.

h5. Short history of corporate sourcing

Wind Supply - This Week in Supply Chain Management (34 / 2012)

This week I am busy including the feedback I received from my professor on my dissertation. Looks very promising. After a few days now I am already done and so I have time to prepare some related documents to boost the further graduation process.
Articles are few this week, but if you are interested have a look at the following:

Insourcing - This Week in Supply Chain Management (33 / 2012)

I found one article this week, which I can commend.

Supply Chain Redesign for Resilience using Simulation

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Supply chain redesign for resilience using simulation
Year: 
2012

Today we have a look at current research regarding the improvement of resilience within a supply chain.
In their 2012 paper “Supply chain redesign for resilience using simulation” Carvalho et al. analyze supply chain resilience on the basis off a Portuguese automotive parts manufacturer.

h5. Methodology

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