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J. of Manufacturing Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.691, h-index: 30)
J. of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 1)
J. of Modelling in Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Money Laundering Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Organizational Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 32)
J. of Organizational Effectiveness : People and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Organizational Ethnography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
J. of Place Management and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Product & Brand Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.443, h-index: 18)
J. of Property Investment & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 11)
J. of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.469, h-index: 2)
J. of Quality in Maintenance Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.443, h-index: 27)
J. of Research in Interactive Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
J. of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
J. of Risk Finance, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
J. of Science and Technology Policy Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.971, h-index: 10)
J. of Services Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 26)
J. of Small Business and Enterprise Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 17)
J. of Social Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
J. of Strategy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Systems and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0, h-index: 1)
J. of Technology Management in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Workplace Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 16)
Kybernetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 20)
Leadership & Organization Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.392, h-index: 16)
Leadership in Health Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 8)
Library Hi Tech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1068, SJR: 0.996, h-index: 15)
Library Hi Tech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 726, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 7)
Library Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 807, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 10)
Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 728, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 10)
Management Decision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.829, h-index: 26)
Management of Environmental Quality: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.189, h-index: 12)
Management Research : The J. of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Management Research News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Management Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 10)
Managerial Auditing J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.223, h-index: 15)
Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Managing Service Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 23)
Marketing Intelligence & Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 20)
Measuring Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 11)
Meditari Accountancy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 3)
Mental Health Review J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.126, h-index: 1)
Microelectronics Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.286, h-index: 13)
Multicultural Education & Technology J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0, h-index: 2)
Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 5)
Multinational Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nankai Business Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal  
New Library World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 643, SJR: 0.845, h-index: 11)
Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.198, h-index: 8)
OCLC Systems & Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 234, SJR: 0.246, h-index: 10)
On the Horizon     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.394, h-index: 10)
Online Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 286, SJR: 0.589, h-index: 25)
Pacific Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal  
Performance Measurement and Metrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 10)
Personnel Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.574, h-index: 31)
Pigment & Resin Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 20)
Policing: An Intl. J. of Police Strategies & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 19)
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 355, SJR: 0.657, h-index: 13)
Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 7)
Qualitative Market Research: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.455, h-index: 14)
Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.126, h-index: 1)
Qualitative Research in Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Quality Assurance in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.374, h-index: 16)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Rapid Prototyping J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.573, h-index: 36)
Records Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.281, h-index: 7)
Reference Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Reference Services Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.546, h-index: 15)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research on Emotion in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Review of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 1)
Review of Marketing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 2)
Sensor Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.314, h-index: 20)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Enterprise J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Responsibility J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.136, h-index: 2)
Society and Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Soldering & Surface Mount Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.454, h-index: 21)
South Asian J. of Global Business Research     Hybrid Journal  
Sport, Business and Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Strategic Direction     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Strategic HR Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Strategic Outsourcing : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Strategy & Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 12)
Structural Survey     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Studies in Economics and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 3)
Supply Chain Management: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.265, h-index: 50)
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.206, h-index: 2)
Team Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 9)
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199, SJR: 0.343, h-index: 5)
The Electronic Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 864, SJR: 0.874, h-index: 18)
The Learning Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.494, h-index: 18)
The TQM J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 31)
Therapeutic Communities : The Intl. J. of Therapeutic Communities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.111, h-index: 9)
Tizard Learning Disability Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 3)

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Journal Cover Supply Chain Management: An International Journal     [SJR: 1.265]   [H-I: 50]
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  • Learning to work in asymmetric relationships: Insights from the computer
           software industry
    • Authors: Lourdes Pérez et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose We aimed to provide guidance for managers so they may develop advanced supply chain management capabilities in the context of asymmetric alliances. These alliances, generally characterized by large dissimilarities between the partners, often facilitate value creating opportunities. Design/methodology/approach Using case studies the paper analyses similarities and differences in supply chain management between symmetric and asymmetric alliances within supply networks. It focuses on the key dimensions of complementarity, value distribution, relational management and specialization. Findings We found that the question of complementarity, though important, should not be equated to the need for symmetry but to the ability of the firms in the supply network to learn to work together. For small firms who seek co-creation with large partners, this means collaboration, specialization through relation-specific investments, flexibility and understanding the overall value system in which their business relationships compete. Practical implications Small firms seeking to develop advanced supply chain management capabilities have to accept responsibility for selecting a reduced number of key partners and managing relationships. Firms should proactively use the contractual process to learn about partners’ expectations and goals and to identify committed champions. These factors play an important role in developing communications and trust as small firms do not have easy access to senior managers in large corporations. Originality/value We discovered a novel concept - dual value appropriation - where partners do not divide the total value generated, as frequently proposed in the literature, but that it is fully appropriated as it represents a different value proposition for each of them.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:07 GMT
  • Product architecture and supply chain design: A systematic review and
           research agenda
    • Authors: Sebastian Pashaei et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the extant literature on the relationship between product architectures and supply chain design to identify gaps in the literature and identify future research opportunities. Design/methodology/approach We examine the peer-reviewed literature on product architectures and supply chain written in English. The search strategy is based on selected databases and keywords. We identify 56 articles from 1995 to 2013. Findings Three key dimensions are identified for the categorization of the literature: the type of product architecture, the type of supply chain, and the research methodology. Furthermore, we identify themes related to outsourcing, supplier selection, supplier relationships, distance from focal firm, and alignment. Research limitations/implications Our search strategy may have missed some references that are related to the area. However, as a counter-measure we used backtracking and forward-tracking to identify additional relevant papers. We propose a research agenda for further research on the interaction of product architectures and supply chain design. Practical implications - Originality/value This paper is to our knowledge the first broad review that investigates the interrelationship between product architectures and supply chain design.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:06 GMT
  • Superior Performance Through Supply Chain Fit: a Synthesis
    • Authors: Ville Hallavo et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose Research on the relationship of supply chain fit and firm performance is discussed in isolation in different streams of research – such as in studies on responsiveness, agility, flexibility, efficiency and lean – without promptly recognising cross-stream contributions. This at worst prevents theory development. Therefore, we build a synthesis of literature from these streams. Grounded in the synthesis, we present our well-positioned empirical study that uses best research practices of past studies on the phenomenon. We will examine how the moderating effect of uncertainty impacts the relationship of operational responsiveness and firm performance. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional survey sample of 875 Russian manufacturing firms was analysed with hierarchical regression. Findings Our findings show that operational responsiveness leads to superior organisational performance if the relationship is moderated by uncertainty and supply chain responsiveness. Additionally, a direct relationship between operational responsiveness and operational performance was found. Our results imply that efficiency is a precursor to responsiveness. Originality/value We contribute to the unification of practice-performance studies on lean, agility, flexibility, efficiency and responsiveness into a single stream of research: supply chain fit. Our empirical results support contingency theory in the context of supply chain design. We also contribute by shedding light on supply chain dynamics of an under-researched national context. For managers we offer concrete advice on decision-making regarding supply chain strategy trade-offs.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:05 GMT
  • The impact of organizational culture on supply chain integration: A
           contingency and configuration approach
    • Authors: Zhi Cao et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The extant studies investigating the antecedents of supply chain integration (SCI) focus mainly on environments, interfirm relationships, and other firm-level factors. These studies generally overlook the role of organizational culture. The few studies that do examine the effects of organizational culture on SCI show inconsistent findings. This study aims to bridge this gap in understanding by examining the relationships between organizational cultures and SCI. Design/methodology/approach By placing organizational culture within the competing value framework (CVF), we establish a conceptual model for the relationships between organizational culture and SCI. We use both a contingency approach and a configuration approach to examine these proposed relationships using data collected from 317 manufacturers across 10 countries. Findings The contingency results indicate that both development and group culture are positively related to all three dimensions of SCI. However, rational culture is positively related only to internal integration, and hierarchical culture is negatively related to both internal and customer integration. The configuration approach identifies four profiles of organizational culture: the Hierarchical, Flexible, Flatness and Across-the-Board profiles. The Flatness profile shows the highest levels of development, group and rational cultures and the lowest level of hierarchical culture. The Flatness profile also achieves the highest levels of internal, customer and supplier integration. Research limitations/implications This study is subject to several limitations. In theoretical terms, we do not resolve all of the inconsistencies in the relationship between organizational culture and SCI. In terms of methodology, this study uses cross-sectional data from high-performance manufacturers. Such data cannot provide strong causal explanations, but only broad and general findings. Practical implications This study reminds managers to consider organizational culture when they implement SCI. The study also provides clues to help managers in assessing and adjusting organizational culture as necessary for SCI. Originality/value Our study makes two theoretical contributions. First, by examining the relationships between organizational culture and SCI in a new context, our findings provide additional evidence to reconcile the previously inconsistent findings on this subject. Second, by departing from the previous practice of investigating only particular dimensions of organizational culture, this study adopts a combined contingency and configuration approach to address both the individual and synergistic effects of all dimensions of organizational culture. This more comprehensive approach deepens our understanding of the relationship between organizational culture and SCI.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:03 GMT
  • The Effects of Green Supply Chain Management on the Supplier’s
           Performance through Social Capital Accumulation
    • Authors: Su-Yol Lee et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose This paper aims to examine the effects of green supply chain management on environmental and operational performance with a perspective of social capital accumulation in the supply chain. The role of structural capital and relational social capital in green supply chain management was empirically explored. Design/methodology/approach A research model was developed to investigate the effects of green supply chain management on supplier’s environmental and operational performance through structural and relational social capital. Using an exploratory factor analysis, the study identified the structural and relational dimension of social capital as well as the environmental and operational performance dimension of supplier’s performance. The hypotheses were tested on data of 207 responses collected from supplying firms in South Korea, using structural equation modeling. Findings The paper finds that green supply chain management contributes to the environmental and operational performance improvements of the supply chain through social capital accumulation. Relational capital, in particular, plays a more important pivoting role in the relationships between green supply chain management, environmental and operational performance. Practical implications The findings of this paper provide useful insights about how supply chain members should integrate environmental issues into supply chain management practices that would enhance social capital accumulation, in order to foster stronger operational and environmental performance throughout the entire supply chain. Originality/value This research is one of the few studies that explore the effects of green supply chain management on performance by explicitly considering social capital as an important intervening variable. By applying social capital theory, this study provides theoretical underpinning for furthering the green supply chain management literature.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:02 GMT
  • Main difficulties hindering supply chain performance: An exploratory
           analysis at Uruguayan SMEs
    • Authors: Martin Tanco et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The article has the purpose of creating a list of supply chain related difficulties based upon the existing SC literature. It also presents an exploratory survey concerning the main difficulties which Uruguayan managers consider have the most negative impact on their supply chains. Design/methodology/approach The survey was carried out within small and medium manufacturing and retailing companies in Uruguay, yielding 99 valid responses. A statistical analysis of the survey is introduced including a ranking of the difficulties and a grouping of those using factorial analysis. A difficulty, as understood throughout this paper, is any factor that significantly impacts, or has impacted in recent years, the performance of supply chains. Findings Eighteen main difficulties hindering supply chain performance were identified. Moreover, an exploratory analysis of the survey showed that the main concerns to supply chain managers are related to workforce availability and government policies. Practical implications Difficulties encountered by supply chains would not only be of interest to scholars, but also to the managers who face the challenge of the day-to-day managing of a supply chain. Once the difficulties over the supply chains are identified, strategies can be designed and implemented to attain desired benefits. Today’s intense competition requires firms to be more aware of their supply chain and to achieve excellence in many areas, especially at Small and Medium Enterprises Originality/value There is a growing body of literature concerning isolated issues that supply chains have to face, however, an exhaustive list of difficulties is hardly available. Moreover, first-hand information of Uruguayan managers was ascertained to rank each one using a Liker scale.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:01 GMT
  • The implementation of supply chain management theory in practice: an
           empirical investigation
    • Authors: Edward Sweeney et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose There is significant evidence of a divergence between theory and practice in the field of supply chain management (SCM). The purpose of the research described in this paper is to disentangle the rhetoric from the reality in relation to SCM adoption in practice. Design/methodology/approach Based on a review of extant theory, the authors posit a new definitional construct for SCM – the Four Fundamentals – – and investigated four research questions (RQs) that emerged from the theoretical review. The empirical work comprised three main phases: focussed interviews, focus groups and a questionnaire survey. Each phase used the authors’ definitional construct as its basis. While the context of the paper’s empirical work is Ireland, the insights and results are generalisable to other geographical contexts. Findings The data collected during the various stages of the empirical research supported the essence of the definitional construct and allowed it to be further developed and refined. In addition, the findings suggest that, while levels of SCM understanding are generally quite high, there is room for improvement in relation to how this understanding is translated into practice. Research limitations/implications Expansion of the research design to incorporate case studies, grounded theory and action research has the potential to generate new SCM theory that builds on the Four Fundamentals construct, thus facilitating a deeper and richer understanding of SCM phenomena. The use of longitudinal studies would enable a barometer of progress over time to be developed. Practical implications The authors’ definitional construct supports improvement in the cohesion of SCM practices, thereby promoting the effective implementation of supply chain strategies. A number of critical success factors (CSFs) and/or barriers to implementation of SCM theory in practice are identified, as are a number of practical measures that could be implemented at policy/supply chain/firm level to improve the level of effective SCM adoption. Originality/value The authors’ robust definitional construct supports a more cohesive approach to the development of a unified theory of SCM. In addition to a profile of SCM understanding and adoption by firms in Ireland, the related critical success factors and/or inhibitors to success, as well as possible interventions, are identified.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:58:00 GMT
  • Trust development and horizontal collaboration in logistics: A theory
           based evolutionary framework
    • Authors: Francesco Pomponi et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The purpose of this article is to provide academicians and practitioners alike with a theory based framework regarding horizontal collaboration in logistics. The proposed tool is based on an incremental perspective, according to two main dimensions: mutual trust among partners and the extent of the cooperation. Design/methodology/approach We used a ‘synthesising’ approach to gauge potential contributions previously spread across different streams of research and disciplines that are now integrated into the framework. We conduct a deep literature review in order to characterise the horizontal collaboration phenomenon along two levels of analysis. In doing so we examined relevant literature in the field of horizontal cooperation in logistics to critically appraise aims of, impediments to, and existing models for horizontal collaboration. Additionally, we reviewed seminal literature of four organisational theories to assess their potential to contribute to the theoretical foundations of the growing topic of horizontal collaboration. Transaction Costs Economics, Social Exchange, Resource Dependence and Social Dilemma represent the theoretical foundations to cast light to how to design and implement inter-organizational horizontal initiatives. Findings The proposed tool organises horizontal collaborations within three steps for each of the two levels of classification: trust and extent of the cooperation. The organisational theories reviewed play different roles to help in different stages of the horizontal collaboration. Additionally, for each combination of trust/ extent of the cooperation coherent pairs of aims of the collaboration and assets that are to be shared are defined. Research limitations/implications The article represents the first attempt to analyse horizontal collaboration from within the discipline itself and from the wider field of SCM, through other, well-established theoretical lenses. The proposed tool has shed some light into the black box of (un)successful horizontal collaboration but it is theory based – which represents its main limitations – thus requiring further testing of the research streams suggested in the paper. Practical implications The article not only gives insights into theoretical challenges of horizontal collaborations that needs further investigation but is also useful to companies involved in horizontal collaborations by helping define coherent assets that are to be shared in order to achieve specific goals. In its more theoretical underpinning, the framework can also inspire the partnership philosophy and help sketch a collaborative evolutionary path. Originality/value The lack of a theoretically-robust landmark that could help understand, design, and implement horizontal collaborations has been defined as a major theoretical and practical shortcoming. The article represents the first contribution aimed at filling that gap
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:57:59 GMT
  • Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains: a
           systematic literature review and conceptual framework
    • Authors: Joakim Kembro et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 609-625, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore what theoretical lenses have been used to analyze and understand information sharing in supply chains. The paper elaborates on the predominant theories and discusses how they can be integrated to research different aspects of information sharing. Design/methodology/approach – The paper carried out a structured literature review by using a combination of selected keywords to search for peer-reviewed articles in ten journals. Findings – The findings suggest that four out of ten reviewed articles explicitly apply one or more theoretical lenses. The predominant theories used include transaction cost economics, contingency theory, resource-based view, resource dependency theory and relational governance theories such as the relational view and social exchange theory. Research limitations/implications – These theories can be applied to analyze different aspects of information sharing. By using the theories in a complementary way, it is possible to increase our understanding of information sharing between companies related to: why and what information to share with whom, how to share and the impact of antecedents, barriers and drivers. Practical implications – The results of the paper highlight the importance of tailoring information sharing structures and mechanisms to the context of the transaction and the business relationship. Originality/value – This paper addresses how theoretical perspectives inform empirical research on information sharing in supply chains. It puts forward an integrative conceptual framework based on cross-disciplinary theories and makes specific suggestions for future empirical research in this area.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:46 GMT
  • Integrated green supply chain management and operational performance
    • Authors: Wantao Yu et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 683-696, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend previous green supply chain management (GSCM) research by developing and empirically testing a conceptual framework that investigates the relationships between three dimensions of integrated green supply chain management (iGSCM) and multiple dimensions of operational performance. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on survey data collected from 126 automotive manufacturers in China. The relationships between theoretical constructs are analysed using structural equation modelling. Findings – This study generates important findings of the significant and positive relationships between iGSCM (internal GSCM, GSCM with customers and GSCM with suppliers) and operational performance in terms of flexibility, delivery, quality and cost. Practical implications – It is important for managers to simultaneously consider internal GSCM and GSCM with customers and suppliers when implementing environmental sustainability in the supply chains. Overlooking either internal GSCM or external GSCM may hinder their efforts to improve operational performance. Originality/value – This study contributes to the literature by defining iGSCM that combines three main dimensions, namely, internal GSCM, GSCM with customers and GSCM with suppliers, and empirically testing its impact on multiple operational performance dimensions.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:27 GMT
  • Exploring the antecedents of preferential customer treatment by suppliers:
           a mixed methods approach
    • Authors: Lisa Hüttinger et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 697-721, September 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to understand the factors that influence a supplier’s choice to treat selected customers more preferentially than others. Suppliers often lack the resources to treat all their customers equally, instead having to make choices to treat some customers as preferred. Empirical evidence indicates that preferential treatment by suppliers provides substantial benefits for the purchasing firm. Design/methodology/approach – This study applies a mixed-methods approach. First, a qualitative analysis of a sample of buyers from an automotive manufacturer was conducted. In the second step, the findings were triangulated via a quantitative survey among key account managers of the automotive firm’s suppliers. Findings – This paper is the first to provide quantitative data collected from a large sample of automotive suppliers about the drivers of preferential customer treatment. The authors were able to show that the growth opportunities for suppliers and customers’ operative excellence, reliability and relational behavior are factors that induce suppliers to award preferential customer treatment. In contrast, innovation potential for suppliers, customers’ support of suppliers, supplier involvement and contact accessibility do not show a significant effect on suppliers’ behavioral intentions toward preferential customer treatment. Originality/value – The mixed-methods approach is introduced as a form of academic enquiry in supply chain management. The factors influencing preferential customer treatment by suppliers are explored in discussions with purchasers and validated in a subsequent survey among suppliers. Recommendations for managerial practice and theory are drawn.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:17 GMT
  • Humanitarian supply chain performance management: a systematic literature
    • Authors: Hella Abidi et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 592-608, September 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to identify the state of the art of performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains; to categorize performance measurement indicators in the five supply chain phases of Gunasekaran and Kobu (2007) and evaluate them based on the evaluation criteria of Caplice and Sheffi (1995); and to define gaps and challenges in this field and give insights for future research in this domain. Design/methodology/approach – A literature review has been conducted using a structured method based on Denyer and Tranfield (2009) and Rousseau et al. (2008). The state of the art on humanitarian supply chain performance management with a focus on measurement frameworks and indicators and their applications in practice is classified in three categories. The first category is the definition and measurement of success in humanitarian supply chains. The second category is managing performance, which focuses on describing and analyzing the actual practice of managing performance. The third category shows the challenges in performance management that humanitarian supply chain actors deal with. Findings – Findings reveal that performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains is still an open area of research, especially compared to the commercial supply chain sector. Furthermore, the research indicates that performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains has to be developed in support of the supply chain strategy. Based on the findings of the literature review on performance measurement and management in the commercial and humanitarian field, a first classification of 94 performance measurement indicators in humanitarian supply chains is presented. Furthermore, the paper shows key problems why performance measurement and management systems have not been widely developed and systematically implemented in humanitarian supply chains and are not part of the supply chain strategy. The authors propose performance measurement guidelines that include input and output criteria. They develop a research agenda that focuses on four research questions for designing, deploying and disseminating performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains. Practical implications – The result helps the humanitarian supply chain community to conduct further research in this area and to develop performance measurement frameworks and indicators that suit humanitarian supply chains. Originality/value – It is the first systematic approach to categorize research output regarding performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains. The paper shows the state of the art in performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains and develops a research agenda.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:55:41 GMT
  • In pursuit of control: involving suppliers of critical technologies in new
           product development
    • Authors: Lisa Melander et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 722-732, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the dynamics of management and control in collaborations with suppliers of critical technology. Design/methodology/approach – Three collaborative product development projects at a system integrator in the telecom industry were studied. The data was collected through 22 semi-structured interviews and a workshop at the studied company and its suppliers. Findings – The paper shows that in situations of high dependence on suppliers of critical technologies, control may be pursued by complementing black-box development with appropriate checks and balances in the collaboration, i.e. using combinations of control mechanisms, disconnected development and joint problem solving, contracts and trust, and alignment efforts on project and strategic levels. Further, the paper demonstrates that this involves several trade-offs related to the advantages of increased monitoring and disadvantages of decreased levels of freedom for the supplier and consequently decreased prerequisites for supplier creativity. Research limitations/implications – The qualitative approach of the research limits generalizability. Our study is limited to three projects at one firm. Practical implications – Technological roadmaps can be used as an important tool to facilitate alignment with suppliers of critical technologies. Limited influence on project level can be supported by influencing the supplier on a strategic level. By collaborating on a strategic level, firms can gain alignment for future projects and diminish the need for direct project control within the projects. Long-term collaborations facilitate control in projects with powerful suppliers of critical technologies. Originality/value – While many studies suggest simplified responses to complex situations of supplier involvement in product development, this study provides insight into the complex responses to control suppliers of critical technologies.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:55:27 GMT
  • Analysing supply chain integration through a systematic literature review:
           a normative perspective
    • Authors: Muhammad Mustafa Kamal et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 523-557, September 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to focus on systematically analysing and synthesising the extant research published on supply chain integration (SCI) area, given the significance of SCI research area. More specifically, the authors aim to answer three questions: “Q1 – What are the factors (e.g. both driving and inhibiting) that influence SCI'”, “Q2 – What are the key developments (e.g. both in research and industry) in SCI area'” and “Q3 – What are the approaches employed/discussed to integrate supply chains'”. Over the past decade, SCI has gained increasing attention in the supply chain management (SCM) context, both from the practitioners’ perspective and as a research area. In realising the global transformations and competitive business environment, a number of organisations are collaborating with their supply chain (SC) partners, to conduct seamless SC operations. Design/methodology/approach – A systematic and structured literature review is carried out to observe and understand the past trends and extant patterns/themes in the SCI research area, evaluate contributions and summarise knowledge, thereby identifying limitations, implications and potential directions of further research. Thus, to trace the implementation of SCI practices, a profiling approach is used to analyse 293 articles (published in English-speaking peer-reviewed journals between 2000 and 2013) extracted from the Scopus database. The Systematic Review Approach proposed by Tranfield et al. (2003) was followed to analyse and synthesise the extant literature on SCI area. Findings – The analysis presented in this paper has identified relevant SCI research studies that have contributed to the development and accumulation of intellectual wealth to the SCI and SCM area. Each of the 293 papers was examined for achieving the aim and objectives of the research, the method of data collection, the data analysis method and quality measures. While some of the papers provided information on all of these categories, most of them failed to provide all the information, especially for Q2 and Q3 that resulted in 23 and 21 papers, respectively. Research limitations/implications – This study would have benefited from the analysis of further journals; however, the analysis of 293 articles from leading journals in the field of operations and SCM was deemed sufficient in scope. Moreover, this research has implications for researchers, journal editors, practitioners, universities and research institutions. It is likely to form the basis and motivation for profiling other database resources and specific operations and SCM-type journals in this area. Practical implications – This systematic literature review highlights a taxonomy of contextual factors driving and inhibiting SCI for researchers and SC practitioners to refer to while researching or implementing SCI. It also exemplifies some areas for future research, along with the need for researchers to focus on developing more practical techniques for implementing SCI and improving organisational performance. Originality/value – The prime value and uniqueness of this paper lies in analysing and compiling the existing published material in relation to Q1, Q2 and Q3, including examining other variables (such as yearly publications, geographic location of each publication, type of publication, type of research methods used), which lacks in the recent published five SCI literature review-based articles (by Kim, 2013; Leuschner et al., 2013; Alfalla-Luque et al., 2013; Parente et al., 2008; Fabbe-Costes and Jahre, 2007). This has been achieved by extracting and synthesising existing publications using “Supply Chain Integration” keyword. This paper provides a critique of the conceptual and empirical works in SCI discipline and offers research agendas that can stimulate future researchers to carefully explore the topic.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:50 GMT
  • Digging deeper into supply risk: a systematic literature review on price
    • Authors: Maria Fischl et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 480-503, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is both to provide an overview of existing knowledge pertaining to the management of price risks in manufacturing companies from an operations management (OM) perspective and to establish an agenda for future research. Risks related to the purchase prices of industrial consumption factors (raw materials, semi-finished/finished goods, auxiliary materials and operating materials) exert an increasing influence on manufacturing companies’ business continuity and economic sustainability. Design/methodology/approach – A systematic literature review was conducted following the literature search approach of vom Brocke et al. (2009). In total, 138 relevant articles were identified, analysed and synthesised. Findings – The literature review reveals that the existing OM literature devotes little attention to price risks and their management in manufacturing companies. In particular, further empirical investigation is required to support decision-making in various risk contexts. Social implications – This paper emphasises that in addition to existing national resource funds and inter-company alliances, alternative concepts are required to secure both stable prices and access to natural resources. Otherwise, in the future, small- and medium-sized companies, along with companies based in countries lacking available resource funds, will not have an opportunity to engage in fair competition. Originality/value – To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first literature review to focus on price as a specific supply risk.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:13 GMT
  • The role of demand management in achieving supply chain agility
    • Authors: David M. Gligor
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 577-591, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of demand management in achieving supply chain agility (SCA) through a multi-disciplinary review of the relevant research. The systematic literature review provides the basis for formulating a conceptual framework of the relationship. Design/methodology/approach – A systematic, comprehensive review of the literature on manufacturing, marketing organizational and SCA from 1991 through 2013 was conducted. The literature on demand management is also examined to identify the various elements that contribute to SCA. Findings – Most agility frameworks take a supply-side perspective and assume that demand is known. Those that do acknowledge the role of demand fall short of offering a holistic framework that acknowledges the role of both. This paper suggests that it is simply not enough to have flexible manufacturing, distribution and procurement systems to achieve SCA. Flexibility in managing demand is also needed. Furthermore, it is the premise of this paper that demand and supply integration (DSI) inside the firm is critical to achieving SCA. Research limitations/implications – This research is a systematic, integrative review of the existing literature on the concept of agility. As such, the next phase of research needed for theory building will be the operationalization of constructs and testing of the hypothesized relationships proposed by the conceptual framework. Practical implications – The paper has several managerial implications as well. It illustrates how firms can create and sustain competitive advantages in turbulent environments. Managers can use the framework developed here to assess what structures and decision-making processes they can use to increase the firm’s SCA. Practitioners can use this model as a checklist to identify candidate areas for improving agility. The section illustrating the use of knowledge management to increase DSI should be of particular interest to managers, considering that a great deal of firms experience a disconnect between demand creation and supply fulfillment. Originality/value – Through a systematic, comprehensive review of multi-disciplinary literature, the paper explores the role of demand management in achieving SCA.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:53:58 GMT
  • Linking collaboration and integration to risk and performance in supply
           chains via a review of literature reviews
    • Authors: Florian Kache et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 664-682, September 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to assess the links among these supply chain constructs by conducting a full-scale systematic review of all supply chain management (SCM) literature reviews published in ten leading logistics, SCM and operations management journals from 1989 to 2012. Collaboration and integration are as central to SCM as risk and performance management. Design/methodology/approach – The authors apply content analysis to execute the systematic literature review on the sample of 103 articles, supplemented by contingency analysis. These approaches guarantee a replicable, rigorous and transparent research process and minimize researcher bias. The analytical categories required for the content analysis are defined along the constructs of collaboration/integration and risk/performance. Findings – As can be expected, the review highlights the key role of the two constructs in SCM. In this light, the research claims to provide statistical evidence of a link between the constructs of collaboration/integration and risk/performance, most notably between collaboration and performance, information sharing and rewards sharing, as well as integration and supply chain performance. Research limitations/implications – The study assesses the link between the constructs of collaboration/integration and risk/performance through research embedded in literature reviews, pinpointing research gaps and potential future research directions in the field. Contributing to SCM theory building, a thorough review provides statistical proof of the link between collaboration/integration and risk/performance. Originality/value – Although numerous literature reviews have been conducted in the past on the SCM constructs of collaboration/integration and risk/performance, no full review of literature reviews aiming to test a theoretical link in the here presented form has yet been undertaken to the authors’ knowledge.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:17 GMT
  • Perspectives on food traceability: a systematic literature review
    • Authors: Henrik Ringsberg
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 558-576, September 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to increase our understanding of perspectives on food traceability in four supply chain risk management (SCRM) approaches to ensure food safety. The occurrence of food safety failures has led to increased attention on food traceability as a means of identifying the causes of deficiencies in supply chains. Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents a literature review and synthesizes the broader domain of food traceability by analyzing perspectives based on SCRM approaches. In all, 129 published papers were selected and evaluated using content analysis. Findings – A framework of SCRM approaches on food traceability is presented. Eight perspectives on food traceability are identified and grouped according to four SCRM approaches: food supply chain complexity and unique identification of goods (logistics management); transparency and interoperability (information management); in-house production and outsourcing (production management); and food quality and safety requirements and the monitoring of food characteristics (quality management). Research limitations/implications – The findings provide an in-depth understanding and research suggestions for the management of traceability to ensure food safety in food supply chains. Conclusions are drawn from secondary sources, thus excluding empirical evaluation. Practical implications – The implementation of food traceability can result in changes to existing management systems. This paper addresses the perspectives and management challenges that can influence the implication of food traceability to ensure food safety. Originality/value – Perspectives on food traceability according to SCRM approaches are presented. Food traceability is analyzed using the philosophy of scientific framework and suggestions for further research are offered.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:51:35 GMT
  • Achieving supply chain resilience: the role of procurement
    • Authors: Carla Roberta Pereira et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 626-642, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of procurement in identifying and managing the intra- and inter-organisational issues which impact supply chain resilience. Achieving resilience along the supply chain in today’s turbulent business environment requires efforts from both internal and external elements of the extended enterprise. Design/methodology/approach – The systematic literature review was conducted between 2000 and 2013 with the objective being to answer the single research question proposed. To do so, a content analysis based on the literature was applied to 30 selected papers. Findings – The study revealed that procurement activities do make a significant contribution to creating supply chain resilience. Emerging from the literature review, certain intra- and inter-organisational issues were identified that could impact supply chain resilience. Also the possible actions that procurement could take to enable the enhancement of supply chain resilience were identified. Research limitations/implications – This study is limited, in that it is exploratory and focuses only on the body of knowledge presented in two databases over the past 13 years. It has also been restricted to the procurement function and the consequent implications for the upstream supply chain. Originality/value – The originality of this paper lies in the identification of intra- and inter-organisational issues from a procurement perspective specifically as they relate to improving supply chain resilience. This raises further questions on the role of procurement in creating supply chain resilience, which has not been well-explored in the current literature.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:51:08 GMT
  • Decision theory in sustainable supply chain management: a literature
    • Authors: Anthony Alexander et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 504-522, September 2014. Purpose – This study aims to aid theory building, the use of decision theory (DT) concepts in sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) research is examined. Design/methodology/approach – An abductive approach considers two DT concepts, Snowden’s Cynefin framework for sense-making and Keeney’s value-focussed decision analysis, in a systematic literature review of 160 peer-reviewed papers in English. Findings – Around 60 per cent of the papers on decision-making in SSCM come from operational research (OR), which makes explicit use of DT. These are almost all normative and rationalist and focussed on structured decision contexts. Some exceptions seek to address unstructured decision contexts via Complex Adaptive Systems or Soft Systems Methodology. Meanwhile, a second set, around 16 per cent, comes from business ethics and are empirical, behavioural decision research. Although this set does not explicitly refer to DT, the empirical evidence here supports Keeney’s value-focussed analysis. Research limitations/implications – There is potential for theory building in SSCM using DT, but the research only addresses SSCM research (including corporate responsibility and ethics) and not DT in SCM or wider sustainable development research. Practical implications – Use of particular decision analysis methods for SSCM may be improved by better understanding different decision contexts. Social implications – The research shows potential synthesis with ethical DT absent from DT and SCM research. Originality/value – Empirical behavioural decision analysis for SSCM is considered alongside normative, rational analysis for the first time. Value-focussed DT appears useful for unstructured decision contexts found in SSCM. Originality/value – Empirical, behavioural decision analysis for SSCM is considered alongside normative rational analysis for the first time. Value-focussed DT appears useful for unstructured decision contexts found in SSCM.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:50:39 GMT
  • Towards a theory of multi-tier sustainable supply chains: a systematic
           literature review
    • Authors: Elcio M. Tachizawa et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 643-663, September 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a comprehensive framework that synthesizes approaches and contingency variables to manage the sustainability of multi-tier supply chains and sub-suppliers. Design/methodology/approach – Using a systematic literature review, the authors analyse 39 studies and relevant theories to develop a comprehensive framework that integrates research efforts so far. Findings – The authors build a conceptual framework that incorporates four approaches to manage the sustainability of multi-tier supply chains. They also identify several contingency variables (e.g. power, dependency, distance, industry, knowledge resources) and their effect on the proposed approaches. Research limitations/implications – Based on the framework, six research propositions that advance the theories on multi-tier supply chain management, allow lead firms to develop comprehensive sustainable supply chain strategies and set the ground for future research in the area were developed. Originality/value – This study provides a novel framework for studying sustainability in multi-tier supply chains that goes beyond the single-tier perspective and incorporates the extended supply chain.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:50:06 GMT
  • The impact of innovativeness on supply chain performance: is supply chain
           integration a missing link'
    • Authors: Young-Joon Seo et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, Page 733-746, September 2014. Purpose – This purpose of this paper is to study the impact of innovativeness on supply chain integration (SCI) and supply chain performance (SCP) and the role of SCI in mediating between innovativeness in the supply chain and SCP. Innovativeness is an accepted driver to leverage firm performance. SCI and SCP require innovativeness in the supply chain, but their interrelationships have rarely been researched empirically. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey and structural equation modelling were used in this work. After a structural and measurement model was devised from existing supply chain literature, the main data were collected in a web-based questionnaire survey of South Korean manufacturers. Structural equation modelling was applied to test proposed hypotheses on the associations between variables, following a hierarchical analysis process. Findings – Innovativeness in the supply chain had a positive impact on both SCI and SCP. However, the direct impact of innovativeness on SCP disappeared when the model included SCI as a mediator. In specific, internal and supplier integration fully mediated innovativeness–SCP relationships, whereas customer integration had no mediating role on those relationships. The findings suggest that innovativeness can influence SCP only when the manufacturer’s level of SCI is sufficiently effective in developing necessary supply chain practices. Research limitations/implications – In this work, innovativeness in the supply chain effectively influenced SCP through the mediation of SCI. However, cross-sectional analysis in one nation using one response per organisation invites validation embracing other geographical areas and longitudinal studies. Practical implications – Design of an innovative culture within a firm and along a supply chain can enhance SCI practices by stimulating innovativeness. A high level of SCI should be pursued to effectively transform innovativeness into performance. Originality/value – This work seminally examines the effect of innovativeness in the supply chain on SCI and SCP as well as the mediating role of SCI in the relationships between innovativeness and SCP.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:49:47 GMT
  • Special issue: building theory in supply chain management through
           “systematic reviews” of the literature
    • Authors: Richard Wilding; Beverly Wagner
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, September 2014.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:49:45 GMT
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