Exploring Supply Chain Captaincy: Why power matters in supply chain collaboration – The case of Volvo Parts
2006 (English)In: Supply Chain Practice, ISSN 1466-0091, Vol. 8, no 2, 18-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The term channel captain has been introduced and discussed briefly in the SCM literature from time to time and some authors even claim that a channel captain is a prerequisite for the realisation of collaborative supply chain initiatives. However, the topic has not been addressed in great detail. One reason for this could be the absence of a more rigorous incorporation of power literature in SCM articles. The purpose of this paper is to act as a catalyst in the discussion on channel captaincy in the SCM literature. The paper is of an explorative character and a case study is presented, illustrating how Volvo Parts in its role as a channel captain has used the sources of power available in order to make its supply chain more efficient. The paper helps illustrate that power issues are relevant in a supply chain setting and that power can serve as a useful framework in order to get a deeper insight into supply chain relationships.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cranfield: Ingenta Content , 2006. Vol. 8, no 2, 18-30 p.
Supply Chain, Captaincy, Power, Automotive industry
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15391DiVA: diva2:114093