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Supply Chain Integration as major Value Driver

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Arcs of integration: an international study of supply chain strategies
Year: 
2001

“Arcs of integration” is a concept developed by Frohlich and Westrook (2001) which describes the degree of integration of suppliers and customers within a Supply Chain.

The wider the arc the further the integration activities go.
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CSCMP 2010 conference opening ceremony

The second day has been a great day at the CSCMP conference.
I started with the Opening Ceremony moderated by Rick Blasgen, he and Bob Silverman and Donald Biggs (Learn, Network, Have fun) introduced this years theme (Learn, Lead, Succeed) and the keynote speakers.

Strategic Supply Chain Management @CSCMP 2010

Yesterday I finished the “Strategic Supply Chain Issues” Pre-Conference Workshop “Where Tactical Functionality Meets the Big Picture”. The following key points were intensively discussed:

  • Fundamental SC Strategies: Operational Excelence (eg.

Segmenting Supply Chain Strategies

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Supply chain strategy in the fashion industry: Developing a portfolio model depending on product, retail channel and brand
Year: 
2008

For researchers and practitioners alike it is important to differentiate supply chain strategies.

Designing Supply Chain Strategies

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Year: 
2010

In his fourth video podcasts Professor Richard Wilding talks about Supply Chain Strategies. I found it quite interesting, so I would like to give you a short summary of it here. If you are interested you can just download the podcast for free, you find a link in the reference section.

Supply Chain Performance and its Topological Features

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An exploratory study of the relation between supply chain topological features and supply chain performance

Perhaps this research by Pero et al. can support small and medium sized companies with the design and redesign of its supply chain network.
The goal of the study was to analyze the connection between topological features of the supply chain and the resulting supply chain performance.

h5. Method and Model

The authors used simulation techniques and statistical analysis to simulate a pull based supply network. The network consists of a retailer-, distributor- and manufacturer-level.

Corporate Strategy and Supply Chain Network Design

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The effect of strategy on supply chain configuration and management practices on the basis of two supply chains in the Hungarian automotive industry

Obviously Corporate Strategy should have an effect on the supply chain network design and its parameters. In their exploratory study Demeter, Gelei and Jenei (2006) show two examples of how supply chains are affected by different corporate strategies.

h5. Setting

The authors analyzed the supply chains of two major car manufacturers with assemblies in Hungary. The focal companies were Audi and Suzuki. They conducted several interviews with the focal companies themselves and their best rated suppliers.

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