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Journal Cover   Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
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  • Advanced predictive-analysis-based decision support for collaborative
           logistics networks
    • Authors: Elisabeth Ilie-Zudor, Anikó Ekárt, Zsolt Kemeny, Christopher Buckingham, Philip Welch, Laszlo Monostori
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine challenges and potential of big data in heterogeneous business networks and relate these to an implemented logistics solution. Design/methodology/approach The paper establishes an overview of challenges and opportunities of current significance in the area of big data, specifically in the context of transparency and processes in heterogeneous enterprise networks. Within this context, the paper presents how existing components and purpose-driven research were combined for a solution implemented in a nationwide network for less-than-truckload consignments. Findings Aside from providing an extended overview of today's big data situation, the findings have shown that technical means and methods available today can comprise a feasible process transparency solution in a large heterogeneous network where legacy practices, reporting lags and incomplete data exist, yet processes are sensitive to inadequate policy changes. Practical implications The means introduced in the paper were found to be of utility value in improving process efficiency, transparency and planning in logistics networks. The particular system design choices in the presented solution allow an incremental introduction or evolution of resource handling practices, incorporating existing fragmentary, unstructured or tacit knowledge of experienced personnel into the theoretically founded overall concept. Originality/value The paper extends previous high-level view on the potential of big data, and presents new applied research and development results in a logistics application.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:35:48 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-10-2014-0323
       
  • Going above and beyond: how sustainability culture and entrepreneurial
           orientation drive social sustainability supply chain practice adoption
    • Authors: Donna Marshall, Lucy McCarthy, Paul McGrath, Marius Claudy
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose This paper examines what drives the adoption of different social sustainability supply chain practices. Research has shown certain factors drive the adoption of environmental sustainability practices but few focus on social supply chain practices, delineate which practices are adopted or what drives their adoption. Design/methodology/approach We examine the facilitative role of sustainability culture to explain the adoption of social sustainability supply chain practices: basic practices, consisting of monitoring and management systems and advanced practices, which are new product and process development and strategic redefinition. We then explore the role played by a firm’s entrepreneurial orientation in shaping and reinforcing the adoption of social sustainability supply chain practices. A survey of 156 supply chain managers in multiple industries in Ireland was conducted to test the relationship between the variables. Findings Our findings show that sustainability culture is positively related to all the practices and entrepreneurial orientation impacts and moderates social sustainability culture in advanced social sustainability supply chain adoption. Research limitations/implications As with any survey this is a single point in time with a single respondent. Implications for managers include finding the right culture in the organisation to implement social sustainability supply chain management practices that go beyond monitoring to behavioural changes in the supply chain with implications beyond the dyad of buyer and supplier to lower tier suppliers and the community surrounding the supply chain. Practical implications Implications for managers include developing and fostering cultural attributes in the organisation to implement social sustainability supply chain management practices that go beyond monitoring suppliers to behavioural changes in the supply chain with implications beyond the dyad of buyer and supplier to lower tier suppliers and the community surrounding the supply chain. Originality/value This is the first time, to the authors’ knowledge, that cultural and entrepreneurial variables have been tested for social sustainability supply chain practices giving us new insight into how and why social sustainability supply chain practices are adopted.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:34:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-08-2014-0267
       
  • Exploring information sharing in the extended supply chain: an
           interdependence perspective
    • Authors: Joakim Hans Kembro, Kostas Selviaridis
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose To empirically explore demand-related information sharing in the extended supply chain. Design/methodology/approach Through a single, embedded case design, a range of methods are used to collect data from companies representing three different supply chain tiers, including focal company, first-tier suppliers and first-tier customers. The collected data is analysed through the theoretical lens of interdependence. Findings The findings indicate that the supply chain actors adapt information sharing to the pooled, serial or reciprocal type of interdependence. Information sharing is thus increased with key dyadic partners representing, for example, unique offerings and high market shares as percentage of total expenditure/sales. The study also unearths several barriers to information sharing beyond dyadic ties, including problems related to dis-aggregated, misinterpreted and/or incomplete information. Research limitations/implications The study empirically contributes to existing literature by exploring information sharing in the extended supply chain and by suggesting different approaches to information sharing depending on the type and intensity of interdependence between supply chain partners. Further, the paper contributes to existing literature on barriers of information sharing in supply chains by identifying barriers specific to multi-tier information sharing. ‘Meta-information’ (i.e. information about the shared information) is needed to overcome some of the barriers of sharing information in cases of weak, pooled interdependencies in the supply chain. Practical implications Similar to previous empirical research, this exploratory study indicates that companies, in general, refrain from sharing information beyond dyadic ties. Supply chain managers would instead mostly focus on stronger, reciprocal interdependencies and emphasize dyadic information sharing. To further guide managers, a demand profiling framework considering market share and demand uncertainty is presented. It may be interesting to engage in multi-tier information sharing in particular cases where strong interdependence exists between three or more partners. Originality/value This study contributes to existing research on information sharing in supply chains by 1) empirically studying information sharing in an extended supply chain; 2) applying interdependence theory as its analytical framework; and 3) unearthing several barriers that are specific to multi-tier information sharing.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:33:10 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-07-2014-0252
       
  • Does implementing social supplier development practices pay off?
    • Authors: Cristina Sancha, Cristina Gimenez, Vicenta Sierra, Ali Kazeminia
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The objective of this paper is twofold. First, to investigate the impact of social supplier development practices on the suppliers’ social performance. Second, to analyze if the implementation of supplier development practices by Western buying firms pays off in terms of operational and economic results. Design/methodology/approach Our hypotheses are tested in a sample of 120 Spanish manufacturing firms using Path Analysis. Findings The results suggest that while supplier development practices help to improve the suppliers’ social performance and the buying firm’s operational performance, they do not pay off in terms of economic performance. Research limitations/implications The paper shows that supplier development practices help to improve the suppliers’ social performance while improving the operational performance of the buying firm. The study has two main limitations. First, we use cross-sectional data and therefore we are not able to account for possible recursive relationships. Second, our study is limited to the Spanish scope and as such results need to be interpreted in that context. Practical implications We believe the results of our study provide insights to managers with respect to the implementation of supplier development practices to make their suppliers more socially responsible. We also show managers the implications of implementing such practices in terms of operational and economic outcomes. Originality/value This paper contributes to the existing literature on the effectiveness of sustainable supplier development practices by including the suppliers’ performance, which has been generally neglected. We also include objective measures for economic performance.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:58 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-07-2014-0239
       
  • Impacts of adaptive collaboration on demand forecasting accuracy of
           different product categories throughout the product life cycle
    • Authors: Masayasu Nagashima, Frederick Thomas Wehrle, Laoucine Kerbache, Marc Lassagne
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose This article empirically analyzes how adaptive collaboration in supply chain management impacts demand forecast accuracy in short life cycle products, depending on collaboration intensity, product life cycle stage, retailer type and product category. Design/methodology/approach We assembled a dataset of forecasts and sales of 169 still camera models, made by the same manufacturer and sold by three different retailers in France over 5 years. Collaboration intensity, coded by CPFR level, was used to analyze the main effects and specific interaction effects of all variables using ANOVA and Ordered Feature Evaluation Analysis (OFEA). Findings Our findings lend empirical support to the longstanding assumption that supply chain collaboration intensity increases demand forecast accuracy and that product maturation also increases forecast accuracy even in short life cycle products. Furthermore, our findings show that it is particularly the lack of collaboration that causes negative effects on forecast accuracy, while positive interaction effects are only found for life cycle stage and product category. Practical implications Investment in adaptive supply chain collaboration is shown to increase demand forecast accuracy. However, the choice of collaboration intensity should account for life cycle stage, retailer type and product category. Originality/value This study provides empirical support for the adaptive collaboration concept, exploring not only the actual benefits but also the way it is achieved in the context of innovative products with short life cycles. We used a real world dataset and pushed its statistical analysis to a new level of detail using OFEA.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:51 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-03-2014-0088
       
  • Is the construction industry aware of supply chain management? The
           Portuguese contractors’ perspective
    • Authors: Amílcar Arantes, Luís Miguel Domingues Fernandes Ferreira, António Aguiar Costa
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose The objective of this research is to evaluate the understanding and behaviour of construction companies in relation to Supply Chain Management (SCM) and how those relationships can impact the adoption of the SCM concept. Design/methodology/approach The research adopted a descriptive study method based on a cross-section survey. A literature review and focus group interviews were used to design the survey questionnaire. The focus group interviews were also used to discuss the results of the survey and draw conclusions. Findings The results show that the global awareness level of SCM and the relationships level amongst the entities in the Portuguese construction industry are low, which is in alignment with previous research work. These results also show that SCM in the construction industry is a complex task due to the fact that the relationships between the entities are different, and also often contractors and subcontractors change roles from project to project. Research limitations/implications The limited number of valid responses in the research, particularly when considering categories based on the size of the contractors, can be considered a major limitation of this research, which might have reduced the quality of the statistic tests performed. Practical implications Construction companies should foster a proper understanding of “the language” and core concepts underpinning SCM practices and should pay particular attention to a systemic and network perspective, avoiding the traditional focus on the management of dyadic relationships. Accordingly, care must be taken to avoid the “simple and direct” transfer of the SCM concept to the construction sector. Originality/value This paper provides contributions to understanding the awareness of SCM within the construction industry and to the field of SCM, confirming that is the specifics, and not the context, of the construction sector that are not well adapted to the assumptions underpinning supply chain management and related concepts.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:39 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2014-0207
       
  • The role of collaboration in supply chain resilience
    • Authors: Kirstin Scholten, Sanne Schilder
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose This paper explores how collaboration influences supply chain resilience. Collaborative activities and their underlying mechanisms in relation to visibility, velocity and flexibility are investigated. Design/methodology/approach An exploratory case study consisting of 8 buyer-supplier relationships in the food processing industry was conducted. Findings Key findings show how specific collaborative activities (information sharing, collaborative communication, mutually created knowledge and joint relationship efforts) increase supply chain resilience via increased visibility, velocity and flexibility. Underlying mechanisms and interdependencies of these factors within the supply chain network are identified. Originality/value This is one of the first papers to provide in-depth insights into collaboration as a formative element of resilience in a supply chain setting. A series of propositions explain the specific influence of collaborative activities on supply chain resilience beyond a single company perspective.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:22 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-11-2014-0386
       
  • Emergent supply chains in the agrifood sector: insights from a whole chain
           approach
    • Authors: Foivos Anastasiadis, Nigel Poole
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, June 2015.
      Purpose This paper reports research into emergent supply chain management (SCM) practices in a context in which the imperative for business development requires efficient inter-firm collaboration. It explores the way key supply chain (SC) actors perceive entrepreneurial opportunities and evaluates their SC processes. Design/methodology/approach A whole chain approach, employing qualitative methods, was used to investigate retail, wholesale and production links, with a special focus on small businesses which predominate in the agrifood sector. The methodology employed is of vital importance to understand the complexity of the sector and the interdependencies among stakeholders. Findings Results suggest several SC malfunctions originating in diverse strategic planning practices and different entrepreneurial mentalities which hinder the process of emergence from traditional to more modern chain configurations. The fact that the nature of new opportunities in the agrifood sector (e.g. organics) was poorly understood, obstructs further development of the agrifood sector. Other key findings suggest problematic flows of information within the SC and minimal trust among stakeholders. Research limitations/implications Sampling constraints suggest that caution should be exercised in extrapolating these conclusions elsewhere. Nonetheless, further investigation employing similar approach should be applied in a wider context not only in Greece but in other similar economies characterised by nascent supply chains. Originality/value The study investigates the entire SC of a vital sector for numerous SMEs, with lessons for diverse emerging agribusiness economies. Insights, not only for the direct SC stakeholders but also for policy-makers, could serve to unlock the potential of such sectors and also the exploitation of new opportunities in emerging markets which can be stifled by stagnant sectoral structures and conservative business attitudes.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:09 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-08-2014-0259
       
  • How "smart cities" will change supply chain management
    • Authors: Elcio M. Tachizawa, María J. Alvarez-Gil, María J. Montes-Sancho
      First page: 237
      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
      First page: 249
      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
       
  • Enterprise systems: are we ready for future sustainable cities
    • Authors: Naim Ahmad, Rashid Mehmood
      First page: 264
      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
       
  • 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
      First page: 284
      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
      First page: 300
      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
       
  • Transforming the news value chain in the social era: a community
           perspective
    • Authors: Maria Jose Hernandez Serrano, Anita Greenhill, Gary Graham
      First page: 313
      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
       
  • Green supplier selection using an AHP-Entropy-TOPSIS framework
    • Authors: James Freeman, Tao Chen
      First page: 327
      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
       
  • Exploring future cityscapes through urban logistics prototyping: a
           technical viewpoint
    • Authors: Gary Graham, Rashid Mehmood, Eve Coles
      First page: 341
      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
       
 
 
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