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Supply Chain Redesign for Resilience using Simulation

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Supply chain redesign for resilience using simulation
Year: 
2012

Today we have a look at current research regarding the improvement of resilience within a supply chain.
In their 2012 paper “Supply chain redesign for resilience using simulation” Carvalho et al. analyze supply chain resilience on the basis off a Portuguese automotive parts manufacturer.

h5. Methodology

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

Supply Chain Flexibility in an uncertain Environment: exploratory Findings from Five Case Studies

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Supply chain flexibility in an uncertain environment: exploratory findings from five case studies
Year: 
2011

This is another look at flexibility strategies to reduce uncertainty in supply chains. This time from the point of view of five Chinese companies in the apparel industry.

The Power of Flexibility for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

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The power of flexibility for mitigating supply chain risks

This article sheds light on the question of how much flexibility is necessary to secure the supply chain against disruption risks.
The paper reviewed today takes a closer look at three supply chain risks: supply, process and demand risks (figure 1).




Discovering the Right Planning Approach for your Supply Chain

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Selecting the right planning approach for a product
Year: 
2007

Some weeks ago I wrote about Fisher’s suggestions on how to select the right supply chain for your product. But how to continue from there? How do different products affect the further planning steps needed?

Matching Product Architecture with Supply Chain Design

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Matching Product Architecture with Supply Chain Design
Year: 
2011

This review is about a preprint article which already has been accepted for publication by the “European Journal of Operational Research”. But since there is only a limited space for articles in each issue of the journal, final publication of the article is delayed.

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.

Improving Performance in Food Supply Chains by Reducing Uncertainty

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Supply chain management in food chains: Improving performance by reducing uncertainty
Year: 
1998

Today’s article is from the late 90s, but sets a great example for research methodology in supply chain risk management. But don’t worry, I will focus on the results, since they’re very interesting as well. The objective of today’s article (Supply Chain Management in Food Chains: Improving Performance by Reducing Uncertainty) is to show strategies (here called principles) to reduce uncertainty, and at the same time show the beneficial effects of reduced uncertainty.

Supply Chain Risk Management in the German Automotive Industry

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An empirical analysis of supply chain risk management in the German automotive industry
Year: 
2009

While cleaning out some of my blog directories, I just found this article in my backup repository, I already wrote it over a year ago, but it still seems relevant. So without further ado: In their 2009 article Jörn-Henrik Thun and Daniel Hoenig from the Industrieseminar Mannheim (link only in German), present their research on Supply Chain Risk Management within the German automotive industry.

Single or Dual Sourcing

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Single or dual sourcing: decision-making in the presence of supply chain disruption risks
Year: 
2009

Today there is only one simple question: Single or dual sourcing, what strategy should be used when faced with disruption risks.

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