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Journal Cover Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
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  • Analysing supply chain resilience: integrating the constructs in a concept
           mapping framework via a systematic literature review
    • Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the concept of supply chain resilience (SCRES) within a concept mapping framework to seek conceptual clarity, with an emphasis on SCRES definitions, essential elements and managerial practices. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review was conducted of 103 peer-reviewed journal articles from the year 2000 to 2015, with the aim of answering a focus review question. Findings Through analysis and synthesis of the literature, the study revealed three major constructs used to define SCRES: phases of resilience, resilience strategies, and the capabilities needed to be resilient. Emerging from the capabilities construct are five core SCRES capabilities: the ability to anticipate, to adapt, to respond, to recover, and to learn. Also, given the need to consolidate the various constructs of SCRES, the study identified 13 essential elements and 84 managerial practices that support firms to achieve the five capabilities, which are then linked to SCRES strategies and phases to establish the connections that provide an integrated view of the concept. Research limitations/implications The explorative nature of this study and the role of the concept mapping framework, which does not empirically test the relationships in the model, are considered as limitations, to be addressed by the authors in future research. Originality/value The originality of this paper lies in the classification of different features of SCRES through a comprehensive concept mapping framework that establishes relationships and interactions between them. This study, therefore, lays a foundation for testing these connections in future empirical studies. The article brings together fragmented literature from multiple studies to create a solid body of knowledge that addresses the need for conceptual clarity in SCRES literature.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T12:21:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2016-0197
  • Humanitarian-business partnerships in managing humanitarian logistics
    • Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2017.
      Purpose The aim of this article is to conduct a systematic literature review to understand the state of the art of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and business corporations in managing humanitarian logistics. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review is conducted based on the steps proposed by Denyer and Tranfield (2009). The Context-Intervention-Mechanism-Outcome (CIMO) logic is applied to identify the state of the art of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and business corporations in humanitarian logistics. Thirty-six papers related to the topic are extracted from recognized journal databases and then classified into four categories based on the CIMO logic: situational context, intervention factors, mechanisms, and outcomes. Findings The study shows that while the context and mechanisms for developing cross-sector partnerships between the humanitarian and the business sector have been examined and illuminated by many researchers, additional research (in particular, empirical studies) is needed to measure outcomes as well as the contributions of partnerships to the performance of humanitarian logistics. In addition to synthesizing the literature in this area this study also presents challenges of such partnerships. Practical implications The study improves the understanding of the state of cross-sector partnerships in humanitarian logistics as well as identifies opportunities for future research in this area. The study provides reasons and motives of initiating humanitarian-business partnerships in humanitarian logistics as well as their mechanisms and potential outcomes. This may help in developing successful logistics partnerships with each other. Originality/value This is the first systematic literature review to examine the nature of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and business corporations in humanitarian logistics using CIMO logic.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-02-21T09:35:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-07-2016-0262
  • Green supply chain management: an empirical investigation on the
           construction sector
    • Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2017.
      Purpose Curtailing the adverse environmental impacts of the construction sector is one the major challenges of the twenty-first century. However, despite the significance of this problem, the limited efforts so far to tackle the negative impacts associated with this particular sector have been largely fragmented and disjointed. Given that the net green outcome of a construction project is the sum total of the efforts undertaken at the various supply chain stages (from the initial design to the end-of-life demolition) by different stakeholders, the green supply chain management (GSCM) approach is seen as a way forward toward streamlining the fragmented efforts at greening the sector. This forms the motivation of the present work, which aims to develop, validate, and apply a multi-dimensional GSCM framework for the construction sector. Design/methodology/approach A comprehensive GSCM assessment framework consisting of nine constructs (external and internal drivers; external and internal barriers; core and facilitating GSCM practices; economic, environmental and organizational performance implications) and their underlying factors was developed through an extensive literature review. Using data collected through a structured questionnaire, the framework was validated, and the relevance/appropriateness of each construct and its underlying factors, along with the hypothesized relationships between the constructs, were assessed separately for each supply chain stakeholder. Findings The findings confirm the validity and reliability of the constructs and their underlying factors as well as the assessment framework. In general, the implementation of green practices has had a positive impact on the environmental, economic, and organizational performance for all stakeholders, while the extent of the green practices implemented depends on the relative strength of the drivers and barriers. Research limitations/implications This study fills a gap in the literature about applying/implementing GSCM in the construction sector. Practical implications The findings provide practitioners, policy makers, and organizations associated with the UAE construction sector, as well as the construction sector in general, insight into all key aspects of GSCM. Originality/value A comprehensive survey-based assessment of GSCM for the construction sector has not been previously attempted and constitutes the novelty of this work.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-02-15T10:26:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-07-2016-0227
  • Developing third-party purchase (3PP) services: New Zealand third-party
           logistics providers’ perspectives
    • Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2017.
      Purpose This research examines the opportunity for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to develop further value-added services for their clients, focused on purchasing. The provider perspectives on third-party purchase (3PP) services are examined in conjunction with their business environment, with a survey informed by transaction cost economics (TCE). Design/methodology/approach New Zealand 3PL providers were surveyed and 166 responses were received. Structural equation modeling was employed to test the conceptual model. Findings From the perspective of 3PL providers, uncertainty, frequency, and transaction size, but not asset specificity, are significantly associated with client value from a 3PP service. While asset specificity in investments is not required by 3PLs, they need a high frequency of orders, sufficient order size, and low levels of uncertainty as supporting conditions for the development of 3PP services. Research limitations/implications The sample focuses on 3PL providers and therefore does not address the behavioral characteristics of users or customers of the services. Originality/value This study shows that 3PP services may be further developed by 3PL providers to improve the value offered to their clients.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-02-15T10:25:53Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2016-0189
  • The effects of vulnerability mitigation strategies on supply chain
           effectiveness: risk culture as moderator
    • Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2017.
      Purpose The vulnerability issue in supply chains is among the most pressing concerns that firms are currently facing. As a preliminary attempt to address the lack of empirical research, this study primarily aims to explore the relationship between vulnerability mitigation strategies and supply chain effectiveness with security culture as a moderator. Design/methodology/approach Data are gathered via a survey of 209 Indonesian manufacturing firms. The data are analyzed using partial least squares technique. Findings Results indicate that supply chain visibility, supply chain flexibility, and supplier development strategies positively affect supply chain effectiveness. Moreover, risk culture positively moderates the effects of supply chain visibility and supplier development on supply chain effectiveness. Practical implications The findings may improve supply chain effectiveness by mitigating the effects of vulnerability causes. Originality/value This study contributes to the advancement of knowledge on the relationships between vulnerability mitigation strategies and supply chain effectiveness.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-02-15T10:25:17Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-12-2015-0482
  • Antecedents and consequences of supply chain information integration: A
           resource-based view
    • First page: 661
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose This study aims to investigate the antecedents of supply chain information integration (SCII) and their consequences on company performance from the perspective of resource-based view (RBV). Design/methodology/approach Based on empirical survey data collected from 202 Australian manufacturers, this study examines the effects of strategic supply chain relationship (SCR) and supply chain technology (SCT) internalization on external and internal information integration (II) and the effects of external and internal II on operational (operational efficiency and service quality) and financial performance. Structural equation modeling (SEM) and the maximum-likelihood estimation (MLE) method are used to test the proposed relationships. Findings The results indicate that both strategic SCR and SCT internalization are positively related to external and internal II. Moreover, strategic SCR has a stronger positive relationship with external II than with internal II, and SCT internalization has a stronger positive relationship with internal II than with external II. Internal II is positively related only to service quality, and external II is positively related only to operational efficiency. Both operational efficiency and service quality are positively related to financial performance. Originality/value This study contributes to the SCII literature and provides significant managerial implications for manufacturers to leverage their supply chain resources and capabilities by establishing a resources-capabilities-performance framework for the antecedents and consequences of SCII.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:07:53Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-08-2015-0336
  • The effects of behavioural supply chain relationship antecedents on
           integration and performance
    • First page: 678
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose To examine the effects of behavioural antecedents of collaboration in supply chain relationships on supply chain integration and performance by developing and empirically validating a model linking these constructs. Design/methodology/approach A conceptual model was developed based on Relational Exchange Theory, Social Exchange Theory and Resource-Based View. An international survey with supply chain/logistics managers from manufacturing focal firms based in Europe, US and Asia was conducted; they provided input on upstream and downstream relationships based on their actual interaction and experience with supply chain partners. The collected data, which reflect supply chain managers’ perceptions on the above described phenomena, were analysed using the Partial Least Squares (PLS) method. Findings Mutuality, reciprocity, trust and commitment are instrumental for the formation of supply chain relationships characterised by higher information integration. In turn, information integration has much stronger impact on the coordination of operational decisions related to production and demand planning than on decisions related to actual production processes but, interestingly, the latter affects supply chain performance much more than the former. Research limitations/implications The research could benefit from a) a longitudinal rather than cross-sectional approach, b) incorporating multiple respondents such as representatives of supply chain partners and senior management of the focal firm, to capture potentially varying opinions on the supply chain phenomena under examination. Practical implications The results can assist supply chain decision-makers in understanding the importance of behavioural closeness between supply chain partners for the development of collaborative supply chain relationships that lead to higher integration and superior performance. Insight is provided on linkages between examined dimensions of supply chain integration. A process view of intermediate steps needed to translate collaborative relationships into higher supply chain integration and performance across the supply chain is offered. Originality/value The development and testing of an integrated model examining linkages between supply chain relationship antecedents, integration and performance is an original contribution. By proposing and confirming a sequential order in the influence of behavioural antecedents, integration dimensions, and their impact on supply chain performance, the paper sets foundations of a roadmap for achieving higher supply chain performance from collaborative supply chain relationships. Finally, the paper contributes to the limited theoretical justification on the development of knowledge for assisting decision-making in SCM/logistics and its integration into models, processes and tasks.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:07:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2016-0211
  • Accounting for external turbulence of logistics organizations via
           performance measurement systems
    • First page: 694
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose To investigate the role of upper management in designing performance measurement systems (PMS) that account for external turbulence of the organization, and to show how this PMS design for turbulence impacts organizational resilience and distribution service performance. Design/methodology/approach Hypotheses are developed by integrating management accounting and strategic management perspectives into SCM and subsequently tested based on data from 431 logistics organizations (i.e., both logistics companies and internal logistics departments of manufacturing and retailing companies). Findings An attention focusing usage type of the PMS by the upper management fosters incorporating the element of risk into the PMS of the company. Further, PMS design for turbulence enhances organizational resilience and, indirectly, this also leads to improved distribution service performance. Originality/value This article is the first to introduce the concept of PMS design for turbulence to the literature and to show that it is relevant for supply chain risk management by fostering the capabilities and the performance of logistics organizations. Further, it is shown that a seemingly detached issue like the general PMS use focus of the upper management impacts supply chain risk management.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:54:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-02-2016-0040
  • Supply chain readiness, response and recovery for resilience
    • First page: 709
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose Despite the proliferation of supply chain risk management studies, theoretically supported and empirically validated study on justifying the antecedents and measurement dimensions of supply chain resilience is rare. Therefore, drawing on extensive literature review this study attempts to explore and validate the antecedents and the measurement dimensions of supply chain resilience (SCRE). Design/methodology/approach This study uses positivist paradigm employing quantitative method. However, it also uses qualitative approach in the form of field study to contextualize the research model. The Quantitative study is conducted by operationalising a survey research. Partial least square (PLS) based structural equation modelling (SEM) has been used to analyse the data. Findings Study results suggest that the psychometric properties of the supply chain resilience dimensions: supply chain readiness, response and recovery are reliable and valid. It also affirms that supply chain orientation, learning & development and supply chain risk management culture significantly influence the supply chain resilience. Further, Supply chain risk management culture mediates the relationship between supply chain orientation and supply chain resilience. Practical implications The findings of our study will assist the supply chain managers in taking decision on readiness capability development as well as reducing the decisional uncertainty during response and recovery. Originality/value Drawing on extensive extant literature on crisis management and supply chain management this study develops and validates the measurement dimensions of SCRE in terms of readiness, response and recovery as well as justifies the antecedent factors of SCRE which is a novel attempt in supply chain risk management literature.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:54:58Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-12-2015-0463
  • The role of motivation in relating green supply chain management to
    • First page: 732
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose Not all companies deal with GSCM in the same way. The aim of this paper to understand a company’s GSCM motivation and how this motivation is linked to stakeholder pressures, a company’s GSCM practices and performance. Design/methodology/approach The authors report the findings of a survey on GSCM motivations. Findings We see clear differences in why companies are motivated to pursue GSCM. Based on these different motivations, we could explain differences in perceived stakeholder pressure and performance. Research limitations/implications GSCM motivation is a sensitive topic and as such might cause respondents to provide socially desired answers. However, our analyses show clear variances in the answers, indicating that our measures are valid. Originality/value First, our study tests a framework for GSCM motivations and shows that motivation mediates the relationship between stakeholder pressures and performance. Second, we show that these differences in motivation impact performance outcomes.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:55:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-05-2016-0143
  • Impacts of non-GMO standards on poultry supply chain governance:
           transaction cost approach vs. resource based view
    • First page: 743
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose Following a negative attitude of consumers toward Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the spaces left by the labeling legislation on GMOs of different countries, some retailers and processors introduced their own non-GMO standards, with the intention of avoiding the presence of GMOs in their products. This article aims to understand: a) how the implementation of these new retailer-driven standards affects governance structures along the supply chain; and, b) the determinants of such change focusing on transaction costs approach (TCA) vs. resource based view (RBV). Design/methodology/approach The non-GMO introduction is investigated as a case study in the poultry industry of France and Italy. The case relies on data primarily collected from interviews with the main actors at five stages of the supply chain, from the retailer up to animal feed and crop production. Findings Findings indicate that the introduction of non-GMO products had different impacts on the transactions along the supply chain, generally leading to more integrated relationships. Theoretical relevance depends on the observed transaction and the type of governance structure considered. Interestingly, only RBV explains the shift toward hierarchical governance, when this is observed. Originality/value This article contributes to the empirical literature highlighting the upstream effects caused by the adoption of new standards. On the theoretical side, building on Conner and Prahalad’s (1996) seminal work, and leveraging on the concepts of opportunism, “potential” superior knowledge, and strategic importance of an activity, this research suggests a comparative framework for identifying governance structures and their determinants under TCA and RBV.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:55:00Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-03-2016-0089
  • To eliminate or absorb supply chain complexity: A conceptual model and
           case study
    • First page: 759
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6, September 2016.
      Purpose Existing works in the supply chain complexity area have either focused on the overall behavior of multi-firm complex adaptive systems (CAS) or on listing specific tools and techniques that business units (BUs) can use to manage supply chain complexity, but without providing a thorough discussion about when and why they should be deployed. This research seeks to address this gap by developing a conceptually sound model, based on the literature, regarding how an individual BU should reduce versus absorb supply chain complexity. Design/methodology/approach This research synthesizes the supply chain complexity and organizational design literature to present a conceptual model of how a BU should respond to supply chain complexity. We illustrate the model through a longitudinal case study analysis of a packaged foods manufacturer. Findings Regardless of its type or origin, supply chain complexity can arise due to the strategic business requirements of the BU (strategic) or due to suboptimal business practices (dysfunctional complexity). Consistent with the proposed conceptual model, the illustrative case study showed that a firm must first distinguish between strategic and dysfunctional drivers prior to choosing an organizational response. Furthermore, it was found that efforts to address supply chain complexity can reveal other system weaknesses that lie dormant until the system is stressed. Research limitations/implications The case study provides empirical support for the literature-derived conceptual model. Nevertheless, any findings derived from a single, in-depth case study require further research to produce generalizable results. Practical implications The conceptual model presented here provides a more granular view of supply chain complexity, and how an individual BU should respond, than what can be found in the existing literature. The model recognizes that an individual BU can simultaneously face both strategic and dysfunctional complexity drivers, each requiring a different organizational response. Originality/value We are aware of no other research works that have synthesized the supply chain complexity and organizational design literature to present a conceptual model of how an individual business unit (BU) should respond to supply chain complexity. As such, this paper furthers our understanding of supply chain complexity effects and provides a basis for future research, as well as guidance for BUs facing complexity challenges.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2016-11-08T12:54:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-02-2016-0044
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