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Creating a Reference Tree from an existing PDF Collection

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2010

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

Issues in Supply Chain Management

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Issues in Supply Chain Management

Very often this blog is concerned with the risk part of supply chain risk management. But to understand the risks within supply chain management, one has to understand the supply chain part as well. In 2000 Lambert and Cooper published a paper on the current “Issues in Supply CHain Management” and I want to highlight the main points here.

h5. Understanding of supply chain management

Dual Supply Channel Disruption and Supply Chain Design

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Optimal newsvendor policies for dual-sourcing supply chains: A disruption risk management framework
Year: 
2012

This is the continuation of the Greece week and today I am going to have a look at a mathematical model to capture the effects of dual disruptions in a news-vendor model.

This time the three authors (Xanthopoulos, Vlachos and Iakovou) come from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Power of Flexibility for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

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The power of flexibility for mitigating supply chain risks

This article sheds light on the question of how much flexibility is necessary to secure the supply chain against disruption risks.
The paper reviewed today takes a closer look at three supply chain risks: supply, process and demand risks (figure 1).




Impact of Risks on Supply Chain Performance

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An empirical Examination of Supply Chain Performance along Several Dimensions of Risk
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2008

I am often astounded by the fact how many great articles I haven’t read yet. A good scientific paper contains an comprehensive description of the methodologies used, a theoretical foundation and literature review from which hypothesis are drawn, which are then confirmed or rejected in the course of the paper. And of course, it is always a plus to actually find some results in the course of the analysis.

Relative Improvements of Supply Chain Redesign Strategies

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Quantifying the relative improvements of redesign strategies in a P.C. supply chain

The Bullwhip Effect was first discovered and analyzed in the 1950s. It triggered more intense research on the supply chain system (even though the term supply chain was not yet coined).
Starting in the early 1980s, this research finally lead to significant changes in real supply chains as well.
This article does a follow up on these developments and evaluates the relative improvements of each of the strategic stages.

h5. Supply chain redesign process

Demand Forecasting, Resilience and Mapping (Book Review)

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2011

I am a huge fan of Open Access in research and a while ago I was made aware of a book on supply chain management, which has recently been published under an open access license. The full book can be downloaded on the web site of the publisher.

Measuring agile Capabilities in the Supply Chain

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Measuring agile capabilities in the supply chain
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2001

Today I introduce you to the process of measuring agility in a supply chain. Agility is a major concept in the research of the last 10 years or so. I already have written some articles on this topic:

The Postponement Strategy from a Supply Chain Perspective

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Postponement strategy from a supply chain perspective: cases from China
Year: 
2007

If you think about it. Postponement is one of the more involving strategies available in supply chain management. At least from a design perspective, postponement requires changes to the value-generation process, which may comprise several echelons within the supply chain.

The paper I review today analyzed the implementation of postponement strategies in China and suggests factors to help with the decision which kind of postponement to select.

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