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Theory about Social Structures

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Implementierung interorganisationaler Managementinstrumente in logistischen Netzwerken: Strukturationstheoretische Analyse der Besonderheiten bei der Implementierung der CargoScoreCard im Kombinierten Verkehr
Year: 
2007

Today I would like to introduce a theory developed by Giddens in 1988 about social structures and how it can be used to analyze theories in Supply Chain Management.

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))

Risks in Supply Chains for Small and Medium Sized Companies

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Prioritization of Risks in Supply Chains
Year: 
2009

Large Cooperations often employ staff for supply chain planning and sometimes additional staff for supply chain risk management.

Small / medium enterprises usually have more limited resources and therefore have to focus more. For this reason M.N. Faisal developed a prioritization of supply chain risks.

Effective Demand Forecasting and Improvements Strategies for Supply Chain Planning

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Effective forecasting and judgmental adjustments: an empirical evaluation and strategies for improvement in supply-chain planning
Year: 
2009

The article reviewed here takes a look at typical biases in supply chain demand planning and how to avoid it. This work could prove very valuable for many companies who rely on manually adjusted forecasts.
Usually the forecasting process uses two steps:
1) statistical forecast by the forecasting system
2) manual adjustment to include additional effects (eg. additional analysis of demand pattern not included in step 1)

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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).

Cranfield Systematic Review Approach

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Cranfield Systematic Review
Year: 
2010

My professor gave me the hint to look for a systematic literature review approach which has been used at Cranfield University in the UK. Actually I found the description of a methodology to be used for a “systematic review”, that can be quite useful.

Modeling uncertain forecast accuracy in supply chains with postponement

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Modeling uncertain Forecast Accuracy in Supply Chains with Postponement
Year: 
2009

LeBlanc, Hill and Harder emphasis the uncertainty in forecast accuracy in their 2009 paper. And therefore address a huge gap in current SCRM research.

Working Capital Management at Kraft

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At Kraft, cash is king
Year: 
2010

The CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly just published their first issue for 2010. One of the articles deals with the rising interest in reducing working capital using the example of Kraft Foods.
As well as other companies Kraft already had prior cash flow initiatives, where they analyzed their WC positions: payables, receivables, inventory, and capital expenditures.

Improving Simulation in Supply Chain Research

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Improving the rigor of discrete-event simulation in logistics and supply chain research
Year: 
2009

“Improving the rigor of discrete-event simulation in logistics and supply chain research” is a 2009 paper by Ila Manuj, JT. Mentzer and MR. Bowers.

The paper consists of three distinct sections:

Software and Tools

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Year: 
2010

Up to now I have worked with many different Operating Systems including Windows, Solaris, Linux and OS X. For my backup I am still using a FreeBSD box, but since three years I call myself a switcher, and converted to Mac.

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