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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.


h5. Case

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.

SCOR

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

Supplier Risk Monitoring for the Automotive Industry

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Supplier risk assessment and monitoring for the automotive industry
Year: 
2008

A typical supply chain risk management process consists of four steps: risk identification, assessment, management and monitoring. From those steps, one of the most neglected step is the risk monitoring.
Risk monitoring implies two different actions: Continuous risk assessment and actions, as soon as pre-defined limits are reached.

So this article sheds light on the risk monitoring, from an article by Blackhurst, Scheibe and Johnson (“Supplier risk assessment and monitoring for the automotive industry”).

Supply Chains and Finance

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Supply chain finance: applying finance theory to supply chain management to enhance finance in supply chains
Year: 
2010

This article covers aspects of supply chain and risk management which are related to corporate financing.

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

Assessment of Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

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Assessing the Vulnerability of Supply Chains using graph theory
Year: 
2009

This is a review of another chapter of the book by Zsidisin and Ritchie (Supply Chain Risk). The book can be bought at amazon.com, if you are interested in reading more.

Managing Global Sourcing Risk

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Identifying risk issues and research advancements in supply chain risk management
Year: 
2011

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.

Managing Disruption Risks using Real Options (SCRM Thesis)

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Managing Risks of Supply-Chain Disruptions: Dual Sourcing as a Real Option
Year: 
2003

This is the seventh contribution to my series on doctoral and master dissertations on Supply Chain Risk Management. This again is a master thesis from the MIT. An immense effort and dedication is spent on these works only to find the results hidden in the libraries. So the goal is raise interest in the research of my peers.

Categorization of Supply Chain Risk and Risk Management

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Categorization of Supply Chain Risk and Risk Management
Year: 
2004

Several questions I receive concern the very basic elements of supply chain risk management. Since reading “Categorization of Supply Chain Risk and Risk Management” by Norrman and Lindroth (2004) I often referred to it, to describe the different aspects.

Framework

Norrman and Lindroth suggest a three dimensional framework to analyze different supply chain risk management issues (figure 1). The dimensions are:

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