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Measuring agile Capabilities in the Supply Chain

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Measuring agile capabilities in the supply chain
Year: 
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.

How Risky is your Company?

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How Risky is your Company?
Year: 
1999

Today I picked a special article on corporate risks. “How Risky is your Company?” by Robert Simons of the Harvard Business School. Its a more business oriented view on how companies should handle risks, internally. But since internal risk management can be seen as a part of supply chain risk management, I also include it here.

Risk exposure

This article is about how risky one company is. About the internal risk. And by these risks, the author does not so much refer to the production processes, but the softer risks of managing a company.

Perception of Supply Risk

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Managerial Perceptions of Supply Risk
Year: 
2003

One of the most published supply risk researchers is George A. Zsidisin. In his 2003 article he describes the characteristics of inbound supply that affect the perception of risk.

The Impact of Supply Chain Integration on Performance

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The impact of supply chain integration on performance: A contingency and configuration approach
Year: 
2010

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.

h5. Supply Chain Integration

Information Sharing in Supply Chains

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Information sharing in a supply chain
Year: 
2000
Obstacles to Information Sharing

There are many obstacles to information sharing in a supply chain. Confidentiality is probably one of the biggest issues, but there are others not so obvious like antitrust regulations, the timeliness and accuracy of the provided information, differing technologies between the supply chain partners or a mismatch in the alignment of incentives. Therefore trust and cooperation become critical ingredients in a supply chain partnership.

Design and Operation of a Hydrogen Supply Chain

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Design and Operation of a Future Hydrogen Supply Chain
Year: 
2006

Increasing oil prices make it more rewarding to look for alternative energy sources to fuel future propulsion.
In the case of the reviewed paper today I selected one of a few papers I recently discovered on this topic. If you like to know more just let me know.The basic assumption of this paper sets hydrogen as the replacement energy storage for oil.

h5. Oil availability peak

Integration of Network Design and Production/Distribution Planning

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A combined model of network design and production/distribution planning for a supply network
Year: 
2002

Jang et al. (2002): “A combined model of network design and production/distribution planning for a supply network” suggest a framework for integrating the strategic supply chain network design with the operational planning needed for production and distribution.
They make the point that strategical and operational planning should be integrated to find the optimal solution for the company. The following problems are affected.

Supply Chain Integration as major Value Driver

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Arcs of integration: an international study of supply chain strategies
Year: 
2001

“Arcs of integration” is a concept developed by Frohlich and Westrook (2001) which describes the degree of integration of suppliers and customers within a Supply Chain.

The wider the arc the further the integration activities go.
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