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Evaluation of a Firm's Supply Chain Strategy

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An approach to evaluate a firm's supply chain strategy as a conceptual system
Year: 
2011

Today’s paper is brand new and based on the dissertation works of Roberto Perez-Franco. It can be considered as a summary of the current state of the art in supply chain strategy and extends knowledge in the field of strategy evaluation. It can be downloaded for example from Yossi Sheffi’s homepage at the MIT.

Managing Supply Chains with multiple Pipelines

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Designing and Managing multiple Pipelines
Year: 
2005

Companies offer a smaller or larger range of products serving different markets, depending on their history and primarily the respective business model.

From a supply chain management point of view this poses the question if it is ok just to use the same supply chain strategy for all those products.

Supply Chain Crisis Management

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Managing supply chains in times of crisis: a review of literature and insights
Year: 
2009

Supply Chain Risk Management is one way to look at risks within a company (and beyond). But there are broader and more narrow disciplines as well, with Business Continuity on the one end and Supply Chain Crisis Management on the other.

Supply Chain Resilience: Development of a Conceptual Framework, an Assessment Tool and an Implementation Process

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Supply Chain Resilience: Development of a Conceptual Framework, an Assessment Tool and an Implementation Process
Year: 
2008

This is the sixth contribution to my series on doctoral dissertations on supply chain risk management. 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.

Creating a Reference Tree from an existing PDF Collection

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Year: 
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.

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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.

Finding the Right Supply Chain for your Product!

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What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?
Year: 
1997

This again is an old classic in supply chain risk literature. In 1997 Marshall L. Fisher published this article in the Harvard Business Review targeting a simple question: “What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?”

It is noteworthy that this appears to be one of the most often cited papers in supply chain management. So I overlook the fact that it is quite weak on the methodological foundations.

Solution to Strategic Supply Chain Mapping

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Solutions to strategic supply chain mapping issues
Year: 
2010

I just realized that my favorite book on crafting diagrams to better communicate in a graphical way (Envisioning Information) j

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