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Supply chain frontier: achieving excellence in efficiency and responsiveness
Linköping University, Department of Production Economics.
2004 (English)In: EurOMA 2004, Operations Management as a Change Agent,2004, Fontainebleau, Frankrike: INSEAD , 2004, 537- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Design of supply chains has gained increased interest over the last years. Academics and practitioners are suggesting several different frameworks. According to Marshall L. Fisher, all supply chains have two main functions, the physical transportation of goods and the mediation of market information. Fisher suggests that a supply chain can only achieve excellence in one of the two functions. This study investigates to which extent companies have achieved high levels of efficiency and of responsiveness in their supply chains. By comparing the results from a broad sample of companies, the existence of supply chains that are efficient and responsive at the same time are studied. For each company, the supply chain for their main product is investigated. Performance of the companies in terms of financial and non-financial measures is compared to the degree of efficiency and responsiveness of the supply chain.

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Fontainebleau, Frankrike: INSEAD , 2004. 537- p.
Keyword [en]
supply chain design, survey, performance
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23751Local ID: 3262OAI: diva2:244066
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07

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