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Mastering Supply Chain Management in an era of uncertainty at SKF
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (Logistik)
Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Bedford, UK.
SKF, Sverige.
2015 (English)In: Global Business and Organizational Excellence: a review of research & best practices, ISSN 1932-2054 (print); 1932-2062 (online), Vol. 34, no 6, 6-17 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

To stay ahead in an increasingly competitive business environment, organizations need agile supply chain systems that are holistically designed and managed. The experiences of SKF, a Swedish multinational firm, point to the benefits of reengineering upstream capabilities to create value downstream. To foster the flexibility, responsiveness, and other dynamic capabilities needed to manage increased supply chain complexity, the company established programs to involve its suppliers in the value creation process, making them an extension of the organization’s resource base. The overall objective has been to migrate from a business model based on economies of scale in operations to one that exploits both economies of scope and economies of integration. As a result of its efforts to create a more agile and cost-efficient supply chain, the company has been able to decrease supply risks while improving its value creation process and responsiveness to new customer demands and advancing its sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. 

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 34, no 6, 6-17 p.
Keyword [en]
Supply Chain Management, Dynamic capabilities
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120516DOI: 10.1002/joe.21631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120516DiVA: diva2:845540
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-12 Last updated: 2015-09-16Bibliographically approved

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