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Journal Cover   Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
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  • Exploring future cityscapes through urban logistics prototyping: a
           technical viewpoint
    • Authors: Gary Graham, Rashid Mehmood, Eve Coles
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose The purpose of this technical viewpoint is to provide a commentary of how we went about using logistics prototyping as a method to engage citizens, science fiction writers and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME’s). Six urban logistic prototypes built on the themes of future cities; community resilience and urban SCM are summarized, together with details of the data collection procedure and the methodological challenges encountered. Our investigation aimed to explore the potential of logistics prototyping to develop “user-driven” and “SME” approaches to future city design and urban supply chain decision-making. Design/methodology/approach This Boston field experiment was a case study investigation conducted between May and August 2013. Qualitative data was collected using a “mixed-method” approach combining together focus groups (MIT faculty), scenarios, prototyping workshops, interviews and document analysis. These story-creators could use the prototype method as a way of testing their hypotheses, theories, and constrained speculations with regard to specified future city and urban supply chain scenarios. Findings This viewpoint suggests that the prototyping method allows for unique individual perspectives on future city planning and urban supply chain design. This work also attempts to demonstrate that prototyping can create sufficiently cogent environments for future city and urban SCM theories to be both detected and analysed therein. Although this is an experimental field of SCM theory building, more conventional theories could also be “tested‟ in the same manner. Research limitations/implications By embedding logistics prototyping within a mixed method approach we might be criticized as constraining its capability to map out the future –that its potential to be flexible and imaginative are held back by the equal weighting given to the more conventional component. In basing our case study within one city then this might be seen as limiting the complexity of the empirical context – however the situation within different cities is inherently complex. Case studies also attract criticism on the grounds of not being representative – in this situation they might be criticized as imperfect indicators of what transpires in other situations. However this technical viewpoint suggests that in spite of its limitations, prototyping facilitates an imaginative and creative approach to theory generation and concept building. Practical implications The methodology allows everyday citizens and SME’s to develop user-driven foresight and planning scenarios with city strategists’ and urban logistic designers. It facilitates much broader stakeholder involvement in city and urban supply chain policy making, than current “quantitative” approaches. Originality/value Decision making in future cities and urban SCM is often a notable challenge, balancing the varying needs and claims of multiple stakeholders, while negotiating an acceptable trade-off between their competing claims. Engagement with stakeholders and active encouragement of stakeholder participation in the supply chain aspects of future cities is increasingly a feature of 21st century social decision making. This viewpoint suggests that the prototyping method allows for unique individual perspectives on future city planning and urban supply chain design. This work also attempts to demonstrate that prototyping can create sufficiently cogent environments for future city and urban SCM theories to be both detected and analysed therein. Although this is an experimental field of SCM theory building, more conventional theories could also be “tested‟ in the same manner.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:49 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-05-2014-0169
  • Enterprise systems: are we ready for future sustainable cities
    • Authors: Naim Ahmad, Rashid Mehmood
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose Future cities will have micro industries requiring dynamic interactions and will be dependent on efficient supply chains. The recent developments in ICT such as cloud computing through its dynamic, on-demand and service-based delivery are making it possible to achieve those goals for supply chains. The Enterprise Systems (ES) in general and more specifically Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) have integrated organizations into one seamless mesh. This paper aims to revisit the adoption reasons of these systems and to explore the new dimensions of sustainability required to be added in the whole process of adoption of these systems. Moreover, it aims to explore the benefits of enterprise systems to organizations and to relate these benefits to the enterprise system adoption in future sustainable city settings. Design/methodology/approach This paper presents a framework for adoption of sustainable enterprise systems in a smart city setting. The framework, firstly, is presented at a macro-level, particularly incorporating the relative significance of motivational factors for sustainable ES adoption. Subsequently, we study the benefits of enterprise systems as perceived by large and SME organizations using 100 case studies and discuss how these benefits can be realized for smart cities by projecting the ES benefits onto the proposed framework. The benefits are estimated with the Shang and Seddon’s (2002) framework. Findings The adoption of enterprise systems initiated with environmental factors and mediated with business and technical factors will bring benefits in all the dimensions of TBL in addition to the firm’s performance. Enterprise systems will have pivotal role in future smart city settings and will be able to offer social, environmental and economic sustainability in addition to traditional organizational performance indicators. Originality/value The proposed framework for ES adoption will bring ES packages (particularly, the required relative significance of adoption reasons) into the perspective of sustainable development. Moreover, the study of its benefits in relation to the proposed sustainable ES adoption framework presented in this paper will help in motivating organizations to incorporate social, economic and environmental sustainability into their core business objectives.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:36 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-11-2014-0370
  • Transforming the news value chain in the social era: a community
    • Authors: Maria Jose Hernandez Serrano, Anita Greenhill, Gary Graham
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose This paper develops a conceptual framework to understand the influence that the social era is having on the value chain of the local news industry. We theoretically advance value chain theory by firstly, considering the influence of community type and age on consumption and secondly exploring the role that consumers can play in value adding activities. Our theoretical contribution lies in moving from a transactional approach towards consumer relationships in the value chain towards managing consumers as a source of relational value (e.g. co-creation and integrated perspectives). Design/methodology/approach The conceptual framework is theoretically positioned in relation to community and digital community practices in the social era. A series of research questions are presented, then these questions are explored drawing on empirical data from the PEW database. We then advance the framework further to consider news firm strategy towards its consumers. 15 in-depth executive interviews were conducted with local news organizations in the Manchester area of the UK. Findings We illustrate that different types of communities (merging cohorts and locations) are influencing levels of technological and social connectivity within the value chain. We also find that the news industry is experimenting with reconfiguring its consumer relations from a purely transactional to a co-created and participatory value added activity in the social era. In terms of its policy impact our findings show that the whole strategic value chain ideology of the news industry needs to change radically; away from its largely transactional (and lack of trust) approach in the ability of consumers to create value in the supply chain (other than to buy a product) and, move towards much greater consumer involvement and participation in value chain processes (creation, production and distribution of news products and services). Originality/value The change associated with social media and connectivity is changing the way that different community types and consumer groups are now consuming and participating in news content creation. Unlike previous studies we show that there is variance and complexity in the levels of consumer participation by community type/age group. Using the PEW data we contribute to knowledge on the value creation strategy of news firms in the social era, by identifying how communicative, social and communicative logics influence value and co-creation activities in the local news supply chain. Through our interviews we advance value co-creation theory from its strategic and marketing origins to operational and supply chain implementation.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:33 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-05-2014-0147
  • The role of a structured stakeholder consultation process within the
           establishment of a sustainable urban supply chain
    • Authors: Ines Österle, Paulus T. Aditjandra, Carlo Vaghi, Gabriele Grea, Thomas H. Zunder
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose While the importance of a well-functioning urban goods distribution system is widely acknowledged, city authorities have become increasingly aware of the need to minimise the negative impacts associated to the system. There are now countless examples of attempts to increase the eco-efficiency of urban freight deliveries; however, very few have made a notable impact. The success of such schemes often depends upon the response of a range of private sector freight stakeholders and their involvement during the planning process of these solutions is crucial. This paper describes and analyses a case of local freight stakeholder involvement to plan and design eco-efficient city logistics innovations in Como, a small city in Italy. Design/methodology/approach To engage local freight stakeholders within the planning process of a city logistics project, the Logical Framework Approach, in the form of the Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF) developed by the Asian Development Bank, has been applied. Findings The structured consultation process implied within the DMF approach allowed urban freight stakeholders to share their aspirations from the beginning of the city freight planning process, despite their differences in priorities in adopting eco-efficient logistics innovations. The process ensured that city stakeholders accepted and committed to the city logistics strategies formulated during the consultation process, namely: changes to the Limited Traffic Zone regulation; the use of an urban consolidation centre; and hybrid electric truck adoption. Research limitations/implications The evaluation of the DMF application will be definitive after the demonstration/implementation stage of the city logistics project. It will then become clear if freight stakeholders have committed to the project and if it is effective in delivering the expected outputs and outcomes. Practical implications Local city authorities may find this method useful in situations where a structured consultation process is needed for addressing urban freight issues. This is especially the case in the context of introducing innovative, eco-efficiency solutions. Originality/value The application of DMF in the developed environment can be considered novel; this paper extends this with an application to the promotion of sustainable urban freight.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:29 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-05-2014-0149
  • Future cities and self-organising value chains: the case of the
           independent music community in Seoul
    • Authors: Bernard Burnes, Hwanho Choi
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose The article explores the arguments that citizens of future cities will increasingly live in virtual communities as well as bricks and mortar ones, and that some previously physical supply chains will become virtual networks or communities. In examining these arguments, the article investigates the development of the independent music community in Seoul, South Korea. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on a qualitative case study of music fans and independent record labels in Seoul. Findings The article shows that independent music fans in Seoul have built a self-organising, fan-dominated, value co-creating community, which has replaced the old, music label-dominated, hierarchical supply chain. The community arose from the passion of fans and their engagement with social media, rather the intentions of city planners and supply chain architects. Originality/value The article shows that Seoul may be an exemplar of how future cities can and will develop, particularly in terms of the ability of people to use social media to develop and run their own virtual spaces and communities, which are tailored to the way they want to live their lives.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-04-2014-0141
  • Green supplier selection using an AHP-Entropy-TOPSIS framework
    • Authors: James Freeman, Tao Chen
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose Strategies that balance economic and environmental performance are increasingly sought after as enterprises focus more and more on the sustainability of their operations. Green supply chain management (GSCM) in particular, enables the integration of environmentally-friendly suppliers into the supply chain to be systematised to fit with specific environmental regulations and policies. More persuasively, GSCM allows enterprises to improve profits whilst lowering impacts on the global environment The research focuses on development of a green supplier selection model using an index system based on a combination of traditional supplier and environmental supplier selection criteria. Design/methodology/approach A two-phase survey approach was adopted for the research. For the first phase, semi-structured interviews with senior management representatives of the case company - a Chinese-based electronic machinery manufacturer– were used to determine green supplier selection criteria. For the second phase, a two-part questionnaire survey was undertaken, the first part providing the data for an analytic hierarchy process analysis of the first phase criteria and the second with collecting data for an Entropy weight analysis. The resultant AHP and Entropy weights were then combined to form compromised weights - which, using TOPSIS methodology were translated into preferential rankings of suppliers. Findings Senior managers were found to rank traditional criteria more highly than environmental alternatives – the implication being that for the company, concerned, it may take some time before environmental awareness is fully assimilated into GSCM practice. Originality/value The paper moves us a significant step closer to the application more widely, of innovative AHP-Entropy/TOPSIS methodology to real-world SCM problems.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-04-2014-0142
  • How "smart cities" will change supply chain management
    • Authors: Elcio M. Tachizawa, María J. Alvarez-Gil, María J. Montes-Sancho
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of smart city initiatives and big data on supply chain management (SCM). More specifically, we investigate the connections between smart cities, big data, and supply network characteristics (supply network structure and governance mechanisms). Design/methodology/approach An integrative framework is proposed, grounded on a literature review on smart cities, big data and supply networks. Then, the relationships between these constructs are analyzed, using the proposed integrative framework. Findings Smart cities have different implications to network structure (complexity, density and centralization) and governance mechanisms (formal vs. informal). Moreover, this work highlights and discusses the future research directions relating smart cities and SCM. Research limitations/implications The relationships between smart cities, big data and supply networks cannot be described simply by using a linear, cause-and-effect framework. Accordingly, we have proposed an integrative framework that can be used in future empirical studies to analyze smart cities and big data implications on SCM. Practical implications Smart cities and big data alone have limited capacity of improving SCM processes, but combined they can support improvement initiatives. Nevertheless, smart cities and big data can also suppose some novel obstacles to effective SCM. Originality/value Several studies have analyzed IT innovation adoption in supply chains, but to the best of our knowledge, there has been no study focused on smart cities.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:07 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-03-2014-0108
  • Climate policy and solutions for green supply chains: Europe's predicament
    • Authors: david Bonilla, Hartmut Keller, Juergen Schmiele
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2015. Purpose the paper aims to measure carbon footprints of products at the sectoral levels. The paper also aims to provide potential solutions to adopt greener supply chains to minimise carbon footprints Design/methodology/approach The assessment of carbon footprints uses a data set for nine sectors and environmental extended input output tables, as well as other 6 models. the analysis uses modules for regional economy, freight, logistics and mode choice, among other modules. the output of these modules includes increases or cuts in co2 emissions following a shift in supply chains. Findings we identify 5 supply chains that are closely connected to the growth of Carbon footprints. The highest CF is found for the electronics and textiles products. Offshoring manufacturing capacity produces an increase of emissions (production and freight transport sectors) of 42 Million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, or 12% of the Kyoto target of 341 Million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Using a different metric to measure emissions, offshoring the same volume of production appears as a reduction in EU wide carbon dioxide emissions. To reduce CO2 emissions we propose a carbon tax on imports, increasing R&D subsidies to industry and freight sectors and on-shoring a greater volume of production into the EU economies, among other measures. Research limitations/implications This paper only measures carbon footprints at the sectoral level. Further work should include 1. survey data on carbon footprints; 2. longer historical data series; and 3 larger set of products for assessment. another limitation is the lack of analysis of freight transport flows of non eu regions, (i.e China and Latin America) Practical implications We propose the following measures: 1) at least 5 policies to offset offshoring of production; 2) several measures to reduce carbon emissions; 3) propose introducing mandatory audits for carbon footprints and mandatory labelling. this work has implications for carbon taxation of exports and imports in an effort to decarbonise European and global supply chains. Originality/value This paper is the only study that uses the Transtools model and the only study to measure carbon footprints of products within the context of freight transport flows within the European union. the analysis relies on inputs from several modules that apply data on 24 European union economies.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:06 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-05-2014-0171
  • Resource-efficient supply chains: a research framework, literature review
           and research agenda
    • Authors: Aristides Matopoulos, Ana Cristina Barros, J.G.A.J. (Jack) van der Vorst
      Pages: 218 - 236
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 218-236, March 2015. Purpose – The study aims to define a research agenda for creating resource-efficient supply chains (RESCs) by identifying and analysing their key characteristics as well as future research opportunities. Design/methodology/approach – We follow a systematic review method to analyse the literature and to understand RESC, taking a substantive theory approach. Our approach is grounded in a specific domain, the agri-food sector, because it is an intensive user of an extensive range of resources. Findings – The review shows that works of literature has looked at the use of resources primarily from the environmental impact perspective. There is a need to explore whether or not and how logistics/supply chain decisions will affect the overall configuration of future food supply chains in an era of resource scarcity and depletion and what the trade-offs will be. Research limitations/implications – The paper proposes an agenda for future research in the area of RESC. The framework proposed along with the key characteristics identified for RESC can be applied to other sectors. Practical implications – Our research should facilitate further understanding of the implications and trade-offs of supply chain decisions taken on the use of resources by supply chain managers. Originality/value – The paper explores the interaction between supply chains and natural resources and defines the key characteristics of RESC.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:42:55 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-03-2014-0090
  • Managing a variable acute patient flow – categorising the strategies
    • Authors: Olle Olsson et al
      First page: 113
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose To explore if actions used at a hospital to manage a variable acute patient flow can be categorised using the concepts of lean, agile and leagile. Design/methodology/approach Empirical evidence from a university hospital was gathered by interviews, internal documents, shadowing and participation in meetings. Identified actions used at both hospital and departmental level are categorised as lean or agile, while combinations of actions are compared with different leagile approaches. Findings Actions from every lean and agile category derived from literature are used at the hospital, however in varying extent. Many agile actions are reactive, indicating a lack of proactive measures. Actions that directly manage external variation are also few in numbers. Leagile approaches of all three combinations derived from literature are also used at the hospital. Research limitations/implications Since a single case study is used empirical generalization to other hospitals cannot be deduced. Future research assessing the appropriateness of different actions for managing a variable acute patient flow is encouraged. Practical implications The use of actions within both lean and agile categories indicate the possibility of combining these process strategies in hospitals, and not only focusing on implementing lean. By cleverly combining lean and agile actions, leagile approaches can be formed. Originality/value The use of lean in healthcare has been a topic of research, while the use of agile has been sparsely research, as well as the combination of the two.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:05:56 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2014-0203
  • Collaborative firms managing perishable products in a complex supply
           network: an empirical analysis of performance
    • Authors: Juan Carlos Perez Mesa et al
      First page: 128
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose This article provides empirical evidence of how cooperation is related to suppliers’ performance, a relationship that is thought to be affected by the type of customer and the extent to which the market is diversified. It analyzes horticultural exporting firms in southeastern Spain, which are the main suppliers of European markets. Together with their primary customers (large-scale retail companies such as Carrefour, Tesco and Aldi), these firms constitute a complex supply network composed of a variety of agents and sales channels. This network will be studied from the perspective of the supplier-supplier relationship that is critical to their survival. Design/methodology/approach Starting with a detailed description of Europe’s vegetable supply chain, a hierarchical regression is used with an index of cooperation intensity, moderated by retail sales and market concentration. We test the hypotheses using panel data on a set of 118 horticultural marketing firms in southeast Spain for the period 2009-2011. Findings Cooperation strategies are shown to have positive effects on performance (market creation, promotion, quality, training, joint supply purchases and research ventures). Moreover, the retail channel and market diversification are observed to have a positive effect on the relationship between cooperation and the supplier’s performance. They demonstrate that active cooperation strategies have a greater bearing on performance in those firms whose primary customers are retailers. This circumstance provides evidence of the synergies and benefits that may arise when the supplier integrates the retailer in the supply chain, but which do not arise with other types of customers. Research limitations/implications Although this study refers to a specific sector (fruits and vegetables) and the statistical results are limited, they provide insights that may assist in understanding how other perishable produce-related industries work: such industries share many common features. Practical implications A more stable relationship between suppliers and retailers in the perishable produce market will render the supply firm more cooperative, competitive and profitable. Increased performance does not arise from the better conditions and improved sales power offered by the customer but instead from the adaptability of the supplier. Likewise, market diversification drives the supply firm toward a cooperative strategy, making it more profitable and competitive. As a practical norm, market diversification alone will not have positive results on performance unless the firm proves capable of enhancing its capacity for cooperation. Originality/value This article defends the supplier-supplier relationship as the starting point for the analysis of a supply network. In certain sectors, the suppliers’ ability both to solve their clients’ problems and to be profitable is conditioned on maintaining the network and therefore, the basic focus must center on analyzing their relationships, always including the customer, who has a direct or indirect influence on those relationships. Previous research has not comprehensively addressed this issue, let alone that of a sector with agile and perishable products in which, due to its nature, decision-making about market destinations and sales channels is the order of the day.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:05:51 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2014-0185
  • “A nuanced view on supply chain integration: a coordinative and
           collaborative approach to operational and sustainability performance
    • Authors: Frank Wiengarten et al
      First page: 139
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose This paper reports the results of an empirical study examining the operational, environmental and social sustainability performance impact of supply chain integration (SCI) width and depth in the form of coordinative and collaborative SCI. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was sent to operations managers located in India. The data collection effort was part of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS VI). Following the approaches by Frohlich and Westbrook (2001) and Schoenherr and Swink (2012) cluster analysis and ANCOVA methods were conducted. Findings This study supports previous studies proposing that wider SCI including customers and suppliers positively impact on performance. We also shed light on previous contradictory results illustrating that different level of SCI depth (i.e., coordinative and collaborative practices) lead to different operational and sustainability performance outcomes. Thus, challenging the view of the general SCI-performance improvement hypothesis. Originality/value Although research on SCI has advanced over the past years, there is still controversy about the SCI-performance relationship. Through considering SCI depth in term of coordinative and collaborative practices we provide a more nuanced view on its potential performance benefits. Therefore, this paper will be beneficial for supply chain managers considering SCI and future supply chain management research.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:14:56 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-04-2014-0120
  • Buyer’s dependence in value creating supplier relationships
    • Authors: Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen et al
      First page: 151
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose Power and dependence provide specific insights into the supplier relationship management and value creation in supply chains. The objective of this paper is to examine what kind of supplier relationship management activities can be seen as value-creating activities and how those might affect the buyer’s dependence on its suppliers. Design/methodology/approach The study utilizes a survey data with 165 cases collected in Finland. The concepts are tested by means of regression analysis. Findings The findings of the study indicate that the value creating activities of inter-firm learning and early supplier involvement increase buyer’s dependence, but a supplier orientation does not have similar effects. Practical implications The results have implications for supply chain managers and practitioners in terms of shedding light on the approaches of dependence and value creation at the same time. Managers need to understand the factors that create dependence but which also have a substantial influence on value creation in supply chains and networks. Originality/value The literature review reveals that the supply chain situations in which the supplier is strategically important and its role in the value creation process is significant, and when the buyer is dependent on the supplier, have rarely been discussed. Moreover, by focusing on the supplier relationship management activities that can be seen as value creating activities and by combining this to the dependence perspective, this study aims to narrow the research gap identified from the previous research.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:06:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-02-2014-0062
  • Sustainability in food service supply chains: future expectations from
           European industry experts toward the environmental perspective
    • Authors: Inga-Lena Darkow et al
      First page: 163
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose Food supply chains operate in complex and volatile business environments, where the sustainability requirements of customers and legislation are increasing. This challenging situation gives rise to the question as to how a logistics company can achieve and sustain competitive advantage through environmentally-oriented sustainability. Design/methodology/approach This empirical study gathers insights on emerging practices in European food service supply chains from two parallel Delphi surveys conducted with 145 industry experts from 27 countries. The long-term industry expectations of a leading provider in food service logistics are compared with an industry-wide external panel. The questions were designed to understand how managers perceive the emerging domain of sustainability in supply chains. Findings Environmentally-oriented sustainability will remain a key driver of success in the field. However, applying the dominant logic concept for analyzing results it becomes apparent that managers have to continuously challenge internal existing expectations in order to translate an emerging domain into strategy. We show, how the senior management team under investigation was challenged in its dominant logic and how it tried to overcome this situation during strategy development. Originality/value The study shows how managers perceive and cope with the emerging domain of environmentally-oriented sustainability, how they translate it into strategy, and utilize resources for creating customer value. The research supports managers in adapting to new competitive environments. Furthermore, the study contributes by visualizing the dominant logic of a firm and the approach of top management for adjustment.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:06:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-03-2014-0087
  • Barriers to implementing reverse logistics in South Australian
           construction organisations
    • Authors: Nicholas Chileshe et al
      First page: 179
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose Despite the extensive research on forward logistics and reverse logistics (RL), there is a paucity of studies that examine the barriers to implementing RL particularly within the Australian construction industry. This study builds on the ongoing research being undertaken by the authors, entitled “Designing for reverse logistics (DfRL) within the building life cycle: practices, drivers and barriers”, which is examining the best practices and drivers that could be used as a ‘road map’ for developing appropriate solutions for the successful implementation of reverse logistics (RL). This paper presents a survey of the perceptions of the barriers to implementing RL practices in South Australian (SA) construction organisations. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected by utilising a triangulated data collection approach, a literature review and 49 questionnaires. The review of the literature identified 16 barriers to implementing reverse logistics (RL). The quantitative survey data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics with correlation analysis to examine the relationships between different pairs of variables comprising RL’s critical barriers. Findings The following barriers were indicated as most significant: “(i) lack of incorporation of salvaged materials by designers; (ii) regulation restrictions to usage of recovered materials and components; (iii) potential legal liabilities; (iv) higher costs; and (v) longer time association with deconstructing buildings”. The least ranked barriers were mostly drawn from the operational and industrial categories as being: (i) organisational lack of support for deconstruction due to incompatible design; (ii) lack of organisational support for deconstructing buildings due to higher health and safety risks; and (iii) inadequate skills and experience for deconstruction (operational). The industrial barrier was related to “higher costs of salvaged materials in comparison to virgin products”. Research limitations/implications Firstly, the reported findings are focused on one study that used questionnaire surveys within the construction industry; therefore, the results may not be generalisable to other contexts. Further studies should be conducted and extended to other industrial sectors beyond the construction industry. Secondly, the quantitative study (n = 49) employed a smaller sample, and the survey items were based on the review of the literature. Practical implications The identified barriers could be used as a ‘road map’ for the development of appropriate solutions for the successful implementation of RL, and to improve the environmental-related decision-making processes of contractors. Originality/value This study makes a contribution to the body of knowledge on the subject of RL within a previously unexplored SA context. In addition, the study provides some insights on the contributory effects of the barriers to the implementation of reverse logistics (RL). It is the first work undertaken to determine the barriers to the adoption of RL within the SA construction industry.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:18:39 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-10-2014-0325
  • Coordinating collaboration in contractually different complex construction
    • Authors: Rita Henriikka Lavikka et al
      First page: 205
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose The study compares the coordination of supply chain networks in contractually different complex construction projects. Design/methodology/approach A comparative case study of the coordination of collaborative work in two successful hospital construction projects was conducted. One of the projects applied multiple dyadic contracts, whereas the other project applied one multi-party contract between the parties. The projects were located in the USA. Data was collected by observing the coordination on the construction sites for six weeks and by conducting 72 interviews. Findings The paper shows that depending on the contract type, the timing and extent of complementary procedural coordination differs during projects. Compared with one multi-party contract, the dyadic contracts needed to be complemented during the design phase with three additional procedural coordination mechanisms: 1) organizational design, 2) processes for collaborative work, and 3) integrated concurrent engineering sessions. Additionally, common rules of conduct were taken into use during the construction phase. However, regardless of the contract type, procedural coordination mechanisms, such as co-located working, collaborative decision making in inter-organizational meetings, a liaison role, and shared project goals were needed throughout the projects. Practical implications If multiple dyadic contracts are applied, procedural coordination mechanisms have to be co-created by all supply chain parties at the beginning of the project. Originality/value The study provides understanding on successful contractual and complementary procedural coordination mechanisms of supply chain networks in complex construction projects.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:05:47 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-10-2014-0331
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