Design & Strategy

Agile Supply Chains

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Supply chain migration from lean and functional to agile and customised
Year: 
2000

I have been reading a lot of interesting articles lately, hence I could not post as often as I wanted. I found an article by van der Vorst and Beulens (2002; “Identifying sources of uncertainty to generate supply chain redesign strategies”) which opens a new perspective on the SCRM issue. I am going to publish a review later this week and link it here.

Supply Chain Collaboration and Performance Effects

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An Analysis of Supply Chain Collaborations and their Effect on Performance Outcomes
Year: 
2009

Today I have been reading the paper by Zacharia, Nix and Lusch on Supply Chain Collaboration. The goal of the paper was to assess firm-level business performance outcomes of collaboration projects. This was done using a survey of nearly 500 supply chain professionals.

Distribution Centers in Agile Supply Chain Design

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The design and operation of distribution centres within agile supply chains
Year: 
2008

Today I want to have a look at “Design and operation of distribution centres within agile Supply Chains” by Peter Baker (2008; Cranfield University).
The main part of the article describes the results of a survey conducted with nine business units to assess challenges and measures for supply chain agility.

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Dealing with Product Uncertainties in a Supply Chain

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Aligning supply chain strategies with product uncertainties
Year: 
2003

The article “Aligning Supply Chain Strategies with Product Uncertainties” by Hau L. Lee is a good starting point for SCRM, since it combines a simple, business ready framework for two major supply chain risks.Furthermore it includes many examples to reinforce the theoretical framework.

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.

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