Supply chain integration strategies in fast evolving industries
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-23, 08:21 authored by Ehsan SabetEhsan Sabet, Nahid M. Yazdani, Sander de Leeuw
Purpose – We aim to define the ‘fast-evolving-industry’ (FEI) and its supply chain management (SCM) challenges. We review and structure the literature regarding integration strategies and implementation methods to develop a strategic decision-making framework for SCM in the FEI. Design/methodology/approach – We conduct a review of SCM literature, including supply chain strategy, supply chain integration (SCI), agile and responsive supply chain and SCM for innovative and fast-changing industries. We develop a conceptual model and a decision-making framework and use four mini cases to provide support for the model and framework. Findings – The FEI, characterised by a high level of innovation and differentiation, short products/services lifecycle and high variety, is yet to be fully defined. Inherent uncertainty in FEI supply systems makes SCM in these industries a complex but strategic task for their managers. The framework and the model offered in this study, which employ a core competency concept and provide risk management strategies, offer a strategic tool for managers and scholars in the field to optimise their integration strategies and to operationalise integration decisions. Original Value – Little research has been published on transferable and cross-industrial SCM in Fast Evolving Industries (FEIs). This paper defines the FEI and its resource-related concerns and then offers a conceptual model and a strategic decision-making framework for SCI in FEIs.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published inThe International Journal of Logistics Management
CitationSABET, E., YAZDANI, N. and DE LEEUW, S., 2017. Supply chain integration strategies in fast evolving industries. International Journal of Logistics Management, 28(1), pp.29-46.
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