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Current Evolution of Supply Chain Management

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How are we doing - A Survey of Supply Chain Progress
Year: 
2004

One very important part of supply chain management research is the historical analysis of supply chain practices and properties over time. Just recently I published an article on the development of supply chain strategies over the course of 20 years.

Improving Confidence to mitigate Supply Chain Risks

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Mitigating supply chain risk through improved confidence
Year: 
2004

Yet another paper on risk mitigation strategies. This time: How to reduce risks by improving confidence. You can find the complete paper of today in the web.

Be prepared for the Unthinkable

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Unthinkable
Year: 
2011

Today I just want to highlight a short article from “The Conversation” blog at the Harvard Business Review for you to read. The article, which can be found here, was written by Harold Sirkin, senior parter at the Boston Consulting Group.

Analysis of Logistics Strategies from 1990 to 2008

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A Longitudinal Study of Logistics Strategy: 1990-2008

Do supply chain strategies evolve over time? Are there the same strategic options nowadays compared to 20 years ago?
Since at least the meaning of the term logistics has evolved during the last 20 years, especially due to the emergence of supply chain management, logistics and supply chain management are used interchangeable in this article.

Managing Strategic Partnerships

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Developing strategic partnerships in the supply chain: a practitioner perspective

Setting up the right partnerships is hard to do. There are multiple levels to the decision with which companies to setup formal relations and how deep this relationship should be? Christopher and Jüttner (2000) develop a framework for managing partnerships. The full paper can be found here.

Mitigation or Contingency Strategies against Disruptions

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On the Value of Mitigation and Contingency Strategies for Managing Supply Chain Disruption Risks
Year: 
2006

Uncertainty can be categorized in continuous risk, more slowly changing patterns, and disruptions, which describe abrupt changes in a system.

Tomlin (2006) investigates the question which supply chain strategies perform best when dealing with the later.

Mitigation vs. Contingency Planning

From case studies analyzed in literature the author first deducts disruption management strategies used in practices. The summary can be seen in figure 1.

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.

Effective Performance Management

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Effective Performance Management
Year: 
2009

Aviation and steering a company can be viewed as somehow alike. At least this is the starting point for the article by Srinivas (2009) reviewed today.

Aviation Analogy

But unlike companies a pilot has some advantages: a clear starting point, a given destination, he knows on which path to get there, he knows anytime if he is off course and he also knows how to get back on track.

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.

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