empirical research

Effects of Process Maturity and Uncertainty on SC Performance

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The impact of process maturity and uncertainty on supply chain performance: an empirical study
Year: 
2004

Process orientation may or may not be a very hip topic right now. Nevertheless effective processes are a foundation for company performance. Lockamy, Childerhouse, Disney, Towill and McCormack (2008), analyze and explain the impact of process maturity and uncertainty on supply chain performance, the full paper can be obtained here free of charge.

Supply Chain Disruptions and Shareholder Wealth

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The effect of supply chain glitches on shareholder wealth
Year: 
2003

In last weeks article (Hendricks and Singhal, 2005) I described the effects of supply chain glitches on supply chain performance. This week should be viewed an update to that.

Case Study Research for Theory Creation

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Building Theories from Case Study Research
Year: 
1989

How is new knowledge generated in the social sciences? One method is case study research.

Case Study

A case study is an in-depth investigation of a specific question regarding an individual research object, it can be differentiated using the following criteria:

Survey on Risk Handling in the Manufacturing Industry

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Global Manufacturing Outlook
Year: 
2010

A current report by KPMG shows that international manufacturers are increasingly considering effects of supplier selection on cost and potential risks. Nearly 200 companies participated globally in the survey. The full report can be downloaded here at KPMG, I just summarized the major findings.

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The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy on Shareholder Value

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Supply Chain Strategy: Its Impact on Shareholder Value
Year: 
1999

I had this article marked for some time now and I finally got to read it. It describes the connection between Shareholder Value and the concept of Value Based Management (VBM) and Supply Chain Strategy.

Supply Chain Manager of the Future

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Management development and the supply chain manager of the future
Year: 
2005

“Management Development and the Supply Chain Manager of the Future” by J. Mangan and M. Christopher (2005) aims to bridge the gap between current offerings of knowledge providers (eg. universities), current capabilities of users (eg. students and managers) and buyers (aka. companies).First it seems to be a good idea to get an impression of the demographics of the current supply chain managers.

Misunderstandings and Learnings from Case Study Research

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Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research
Year: 
2006

Case study’s can give valuable insights for the researcher, but there are many preconceptions about this research methodology, like being too subjective or having a too small sample size to deduce any relevant information.This is also how Flyvbjerg (2006) starts his paper on the “Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research“.
He therefore claims the following misunderstandings:

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