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Optimal supply chain strategy: a process manufacturing industry perspective

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In recent years considerable attention has been given to the importance of generic supply

    chain strategies that can take a lean, agile or continuous replenishment orientation. However,

    little theoretical and empirical work has been directed towards the relevance of these

    strategies in the complex settings that are frequently found in process industries. This paper

    addresses these concerns by developing a performance measurement instrument that captures

    the way managers orchestrate supply chain strategy in a process industry. We then draw on a

    case study illustrate the trade-off that takes place between three factors: (1) inventory levels,

    (2) customer satisfaction, and (3) throughput. The interaction between these three

    characteristics is critical to supply chain performance and implies that singularly focused

    supply chain strategies are far less common than normally assumed.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Munoz Aneiros, A., Coltman, T. & Spedding, T. A. (2009). Optimal supply chain strategy: a process manufacturing industry perspective. 20th Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference (pp. 1-25).

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Place Of Publication


  • http://www.pomsmeetings.org/ConfProceedings/011/

Abstract


  • In recent years considerable attention has been given to the importance of generic supply

    chain strategies that can take a lean, agile or continuous replenishment orientation. However,

    little theoretical and empirical work has been directed towards the relevance of these

    strategies in the complex settings that are frequently found in process industries. This paper

    addresses these concerns by developing a performance measurement instrument that captures

    the way managers orchestrate supply chain strategy in a process industry. We then draw on a

    case study illustrate the trade-off that takes place between three factors: (1) inventory levels,

    (2) customer satisfaction, and (3) throughput. The interaction between these three

    characteristics is critical to supply chain performance and implies that singularly focused

    supply chain strategies are far less common than normally assumed.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Munoz Aneiros, A., Coltman, T. & Spedding, T. A. (2009). Optimal supply chain strategy: a process manufacturing industry perspective. 20th Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference (pp. 1-25).

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 25

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.pomsmeetings.org/ConfProceedings/011/