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Multi-level Supply Chain Design

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Supply chain design and multilevel planning - An industrial case
Year: 
2008

The quantification of supply chain planning is the next step in the field of supply chain optimization. After operational and logistical aspects have been modeled and optimized, margins for further improvement remain slim.
Based on this premise the paper I review today suggests and tests several alternative multilevel planning approaches to gain further supply chain improvements by optimizing the mid-term supply chain design.


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Identifying important Activities within the SCOR Processes

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Linking SCOR planning practices to supply chain performance: An exploratory study
Year: 
2004

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model has been developed by the Supply Chain Council to provide a best-practice framework for supply chain management practices and processes with the goal to increase performance.

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The SCOR model consists of five major process categories: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return

Secure Collaboration in Global Supply Chain Management

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Secure collaboration in global design and supply chain environment: Problem analysis and literature review
Year: 
2012

One of the fundamental problems in supply chain management in general is that of finding the right trade-offs between information sharing and keeping one’s distance towards potential competitors.

Zeng et al. did a literature review to collect some of the current insights on how to solve this problem.

Analysis of Logistics Strategies from 1990 to 2008

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A Longitudinal Study of Logistics Strategy: 1990-2008

Do supply chain strategies evolve over time? Are there the same strategic options nowadays compared to 20 years ago?
Since at least the meaning of the term logistics has evolved during the last 20 years, especially due to the emergence of supply chain management, logistics and supply chain management are used interchangeable in this article.

Personalized Products and their Impact on Supply Chain Design

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Implications of personalization offers on demand and supply network design: A case from the golf club industry
Year: 
2006

Experts from research and business alike argue that within the last decades consumers have grown to be a more demanding factor for supply chain management. At the same time manufacturing and supply chain strategies adapted to this development (from lean to agile, see Christopher and Towill, 2000).

Dealing with Product Uncertainties in a Supply Chain

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Aligning supply chain strategies with product uncertainties
Year: 
2003

The article “Aligning Supply Chain Strategies with Product Uncertainties” by Hau L. Lee is a good starting point for SCRM, since it combines a simple, business ready framework for two major supply chain risks.Furthermore it includes many examples to reinforce the theoretical framework.

Misunderstandings and Learnings from Case Study Research

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Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research
Year: 
2006

Case study’s can give valuable insights for the researcher, but there are many preconceptions about this research methodology, like being too subjective or having a too small sample size to deduce any relevant information.This is also how Flyvbjerg (2006) starts his paper on the “Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research“.
He therefore claims the following misunderstandings:

    Negotiation Strategies in Supply Chain Management

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    Negotiation strategies in supply chain management
    Year: 
    2008

    Within a supply chain many supplier-buyer relationships exist. Even though supply chain management aims to take a high level view, these dyadic relationships form the basis of the supply chain and therefore should be the focus of a supply chain analysis.

    The negotiation of the terms of these relationships defines the structure of the supply chain and can affect the power and profit distribution within the supply chain itself.

    So, this week we’ll have a closer look at negotiations in the supply chain using a 2008 paper by Frederik Zachariassen.

    Measuring the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains

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    Measuring the bullwhip effect in the supply chain
    Year: 
    1997

    The bullwhip effect in supply chains has been around for some time now. The term “bullwhip effect” originated at Procter & Gamble, and is defined as: demand amplification across echelons within a supply chain. This describes the effect that end customer demand may be very static (as for “Pampers” by Procter & Gamble), but the demand experienced by the manufacturer or supplier shows amplified demand variations. (Fransoo and Wouters (2000))

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