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Kybernetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.298, h-index: 22)
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Management of Environmental Quality: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 14)
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Managerial Auditing J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.29, h-index: 19)
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Personnel Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.876, h-index: 36)
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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.239, h-index: 11)
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Records Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 9)
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Journal Cover   Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
  [SJR: 1.628]   [H-I: 56]   [12 followers]  Follow
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  • Editorial: 20 years of Supply Chain Management: An international Journal.
    • Authors: Beverly Wagner, Andrew Fearne
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.

      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-09-2015-0378
  • Complementary theories to supply chain management revisited – from
           borrowing theories to theorizing
    • Authors: Arni Halldorsson, Juliana Hsuan, Herbert Kotzab
      First page: 574
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose Supply chain management (SCM) suffers as well as benefits from a ‘conceptual slack’. The aim of this paper is to identify ways by which the theorizing of SCM takes place, with particular attention to complementary theories. Design/methodology/approach The nature of SCM is discussed, and the role and relevance of theorizing is addressed by using key characteristics of ‘academic scholarship’ based on a literature review of SCM and evaluation of application of theory and theory development. Findings The integrative and multi-layered nature of SCM sets the conditions for ‘theorizing SCM’ that can take place through various forms: theory application, new theoretical combinations, and sensitivity to managerial practice. It is pivotal that future research explore further the performative potential of SCM. Research limitations/implications Research with focus on theory development or using complementary theories to advancing understanding of SCM can benefit from the five building blocks of theorizing SCM proposed in the paper. Practical implications Theoretical principles in SCM are not only used to describe practical problems, but also used to ‘produce the world’; supply chains can be seen as organizational units that act or consummate an action that delivers a particular performance. Originality/value We portray SCM sensitivity to managerial challenges by moving from borrowing to a more bilateral view on theorizing of SCM, reflecting the nature of SCM.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0228
  • A business model approach to supply chain management
    • First page: 587
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose To extend the topics from 2007 paper to stimulate debate on strategic issues vital for the long-term success of supply chains. We upgraded from SC process modelling towards SC business model management; from information to knowledge transfer and from the maturity of SC to dynamic capabilities. The paper attempts to identify and connect the elements of SC business model and the key issues for development of dynamic capabilities to enable future redesign of business models. Design/methodology/approach The paper develops two frameworks showing the elements of an SC business model and the interconnection of those elements and dynamic capabilities. The use of these frameworks is demonstrated in a case study of Post of Slovenia. The case uses both primary and secondary data gathered from interviews, publicly accessible articles and internal reports. Findings An SC should develop the elements of its business model in such a way that it will be able to continually change its existing or add a new business model from the AS-IS state to a currently unpredictable “TO-BE” state as a response to currently unknown changes in its business model. Research limitations/implications The selection of the elements in the frameworks is partly arbitrary. A single case study was conducted. Practical implications SCs should not simply focus on improving the maturity/efficiency of current processes but can use our findings to carefully design their current business model and develop dynamic capabilities for future changes. Originality/value This paper summarises and extends the recent literature through the dynamic capabilities approach and business model management, proposes two frameworks and identifies topics relevant for future development of the SCM field.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:30Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0219
  • Evolution of the migratory supply chain model
    • Authors: Andrew Potter, Denis R Towill, Martin Christopher
      First page: 603
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose In 2000, a migratory model for supply chain evolution was proposed. The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the impact of the original work and provide an updated model to reflect the changing environment for supply chains. Design/methodology/approach We start by analysing the content of the papers that have cited the original Christopher and Towill (2000) paper. The development of an updated migratory model is informed by the findings from this, and then demonstrated through a case study of the book supply chain. Findings Despite being the major contribution, the majority of citing papers actually use other parts of the original work and some potential reasons for this are proposed. An extra stage is added to the migratory model, reflecting a customer centric strategy. Research limitations/implications Given that the migratory model appears under-researched, we identify this as an opportunity for future research and suggest that methods less common in supply chain management are used. Practical implications The updated migratory model can be used by supply chain managers to develop appropriate supply chain strategies for their organisations, while emphasising that many of the underlying tools to enable this reflect traditional industrial engineering approaches. Originality/value The updated migratory model represents a new contribution to understanding the evolution of supply chains.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0231
  • A decade of supply chain collaboration and directions for future research
    • Authors: Claudine Antoinette Soosay, Paul Hyland
      First page: 613
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose This paper conducts a systematic review of the literature on supply chain collaboration published over a ten-year period from 2005 to 2014. It explores the nature and extent of research undertaken in order to identify key themes emerging in the field and gaps that need to be addressed. Design/methodology/approach The authors review a sample of 207 articles from 69 journals, after using an iterative cycle of defining appropriate search keywords, searching the literature and conducting the analysis. Findings Key themes include the meaning of collaboration; considerations for supply chain collaboration theory; emerging areas in collaboration for sustainability, technology-enabled supply chains and humanitarian supply chains; the need for a more holistic approach, multi-tier perspectives and research into B2C collaborations. Research limitations/implications The paper provides discussion and scope for future research into the area which would contribute to the field tremendously. Originality/value There have been very few reviews in the past on supply chain collaboration and this is one of the first extensive reviews conducted to address how well the body of knowledge on supply chain collaboration corresponds with our contemporary society.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:28Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0217
  • Horizontal logistics collaboration for enhanced supply chain performance:
           an international retail perspective
    • Authors: Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues, Irina Harris, Robert Mason
      First page: 631
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose Horizontal logistics collaboration (HLC) initiatives can fail. To improve the chance of success a thorough consideration of the potential issues involved, such as seeking supply chain partners’ support, ensuring access to information / data security and assessing whether a HLC model could bring improvements to a wide range of supply chain metrics rather than reductions in distribution costs only, needs to be understood before deciding to proceed with such an initiative. To support this, the paper aims to develop a supply chain-driven model for HLC. Design/methodology/approach A two-stage methodology is deployed. As part of Stage 1, a series of 20 semi-structured interviews with senior managers from retailers, retailers’ suppliers and logistics service providers were undertaken. Subsequently, in Stage 2, a focus group with practitioners from retailers and logistics service providers was run to verify the findings gathered during Stage 1. Four elements of a new HLC project being considered are investigated by supply chain champions across the UK Fast Moving Costumer Goods industry, namely consideration factors, required synergies, enablers, and anticipated output metrics. Findings When considering whether or not to embark on a HLC project, the supply chain requirements need to be taken into account and potential supply chain performance benefits projected. The paper identified several consideration factors; synergies and enablers that support the development of HLC projects are identified, such as legislation, trust among partners, common suppliers and delivery bases, capable 3PL and an effective commercial model, including a fair sharing of benefits. Research limitations/implications The research provides new understanding in accounting for the needs of the supply chain when considering a HLC initiative involving leading players from the retail sector. Practical implications The importance of taking a supply chain approach when evaluating the feasibility of HLC is demonstrated. HLC arrangements among competing supply chains need to be designed and run by taking account of all supply chain partners, namely suppliers, 3PLs and customers (in this case, retailers). Originality/value The contribution is threefold: i) identification of outset consideration factors, ideal required synergies, actioning enablers and wider supply chain metrics of HLC; ii) development of a supply chain-driven model for HLC, which includes in the decision-making whether or not to adopt a horizontal logistics collaboration model, wide supply chain metrics such as stock levels of finished products and shelf availability, inventory, working and fixed capital, and product waste in addition to distribution costs; and, iii) the proposal of a new definition for HLC which challenges published definitions.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0218
  • Why supply chain collaboration fails: the socio-structural view of
           resistance to relational strategies
    • Authors: Stanley E. Fawcett, Matthew W. McCarter, Amydee M Fawcett, G Scott Webb, Gregory Magnan
      First page: 648
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose The relational view posits that supply chain integration can be a source of competitive advantage. Few firms, however, successfully co-create value to attain supernormal relational rents. We therefore elaborate theory regarding the reasons why collaboration strategies fail. Design/methodology/approach This study employs a quasi-longitudinal, multi-case interview methodology to explore the reasons why collaboration strategies fail to deliver intended results. We interviewed managers at 49 companies in Period 1 and managers at 57 companies in Period 2. Fifteen companies participated in both rounds of interviews. Findings This paper builds and describes a taxonomy of relational resistors. We then explore how sociological and structural resistors reinforce each other to undermine collaborative behavior. Specifically, the interplay among resistors 1) obscures the true sources of resistance, 2) exacerbates a sense of vulnerability to non-collaborative behavior that reduces the willingness to invest in relational architecture, and 3) inhibits the development of essential relational skills and organizational routines. Originality/value This research identifies and describes the behaviors and processes that impede successful supply chain alliances. By delving into the interplay among relational resistors, the research explains the detail and nuance of inter-firm rivalry and supply chain complexity. Ultimately, it is the re-enforcing nature of various resistors that make it so difficult for firms have to realize relational rents.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-08-2015-0331
  • 20 years of performance measurement in sustainable supply chain management
           – what has been achieved?
    • Authors: Philip Beske-Janssen, Matthew Phillip Johnson, Stefan Schaltegger
      First page: 664
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose This paper systematically reviews the academic literature on sustainability performance measurement for sustainable supply chain management published over the past 20 years. The development and current state of instruments, concepts and systems to measure and manage sustainability performance are examined and research gaps identified. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review is conducted spanning two decades of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. The publications are analyzed with regard to frequency and bibliometrical metrics and research content. Findings The research examines the development of the field over 20 years, which has witnessed a steep rise in related publications only for the last five years, indicating a late interest in the area compared to other sustainability topics. Social performance measures entered the discussion particularly late whereas economic and environmental measurement almost exclusively dominated the field for the first years. Research limitations/implications We identify research gaps and discuss future directions for research. The analysis shows how the research area develops from a topic dealt with by a small group of interested researchers into a broader research field acknowledged in the scientific community. Practical implications The findings underline the importance of measuring performance for sustainability management of supply chains. The review identifies what measurement and management tools are discussed in the literature over time. Originality/value This is the first literature review on sustainability performance measurement for sustainable supply chain management summarizing the development over the timespan of 20 years.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0216
  • Putting sustainable supply chain management into base of the pyramid
    • Authors: Raja Usman Khalid, Stefan Seuring, Philip Beske, Anna Land, Sadaat Ali Yawar, Ralf Wagner
      First page: 681
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose Base of the pyramid projects address how companies contribute to fulfilling the needs of the poorest populations; increasingly, academics are applying theory to explain these projects. The need for integrating the base of the pyramid population into value-adding activities is widely acknowledged, but this is not yet reflected in supply chain management related concepts. The links to sustainable supply chain management are frequently mentioned but in a scattered manner. The aim of this paper is to analyze which sustainable supply chain management arguments are addressed in base of the pyramid related research. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a structured literature review of base of the pyramid papers published between 2000 and 2014 in peer-reviewed, English-speaking journals available on Web of Science. A content analysis of base of the pyramid articles is conducted based on sustainable supply chain management constructs from the framework of Beske and Seuring (2014). Findings The frequencies of sustainable supply chain management constructs identified in the base of the pyramid papers indicate the prevalence of sustainable supply chain management arguments in the base of the pyramid discourse. Technological integration emerges as the core sustainable supply chain management practice frequently identified and is contingent with a number of other practices. Further sustainable supply chain management practices including long-term relationship development, partner development, joint development, enhanced communication, learning, stakeholder management, and innovation have regularly been referred to and are considered important by respective base of the pyramid scholars. The contingency analysis shows significant correlations among various pairs of categories and allows us to point to major lines of related arguments. Research limitations/implications The paper offers insights into the potential links between the sustainable supply chain management and base of the pyramid research streams and sets ground for further theoretical exploration of the subject. Limitations are the uptake of one particular conceptual framework, the selection of base of the pyramid papers for the review process, and the interpretation of the frequency and contingency analysis. The paper offers a foundation for developing a research stream where base of the pyramid related issues are integrated into research on (sustainable) supply chain management. Practical implications Supply chain management has many practical applications, which help to establish and improve supply chain design and operations. This would benefit base of the pyramid projects and should improve their practical outcomes. The relevance of technological integration seems straightforward but needs a lot of effort to be implemented in each single project. Originality/value The paper applies sustainable supply chain management theory to analyze base of the pyramid issues and thereby interlinks the two research streams. Until now, research amalgamating the two concepts has been disconnected. Therefore, by providing an overview of existing publications, more focus for future studies is created, which is valuable and necessary for advancing both fields. Additionally, assessing base of the pyramid-type projects in low-income countries will allow the sustainable supply chain management agenda to look beyond what is so far typically researched.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:26Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0214
  • Modern slavery and the supply chain: the limits of corporate social
    • Authors: Stephen John New
      First page: 697
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose This conceptual paper examines modern slavery in the supply chain, showing how the issue challenges conventional thinking and practice in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Design/methodology/approach The paper considers the differences between modern slavery and other concerns within CSR. It examines legal attempts to encourage supply chain transparency and the use of corporate CSR methods. An example of forced labour in UK agriculture is used to develop a critique of these approaches. The paper examines the challenges facing research in this important area. Findings The paper shows that the distinctive characteristics of modern slavery may make conventional supply chain CSR practices relatively ineffective. A holistic perspective may be needed in future research. Research limitations/implications Researchers need to focus less on the espoused policies of corporations, and more on the enacted practice. Originality/value The paper’s contribution is to point to the potential differences between Modern Slavery and other CSR-related issues, and to highlight the paradox that firms’ approaches to the issue may run in parallel with actions that foster the problem in the first place.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:32Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0201
  • A commentary on agility in humanitarian aid supply chains
    • First page: 708
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose To provide a commentary and an overview of developments in the field of humanitarianism that could impact theoretical understanding of agility in humanitarian aid supply chains over the last decade. Design/methodology/approach
      Authors review papers published on agility in humanitarian aid supply chains from 2006 to 2015 in four leading Emerald-published logistics and supply chain management journals. These are: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (SCMIJ); International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM); International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM); and Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM). An overview and update of developments that have the potential to influence current thinking and understanding about agility in humanitarian aid supply chains, and humanitarian aid supply chains in general. Findings Humanitarianism and the environment of Humanitarian organisations is evolving. Such evolution has potential impacts on theoretical discussions and understanding of agility in humanitarian aid supply chains and humanitarian aid supply chains in general. Research limitations/implications This is not a critical literature review but an overview. The article is based on four logistics and supply chain management journals only. However, the article is based on work published over a decade Practical implications Points scholars and practitioners to the impacts of Humanitarian Organisations using the relief-development continuum on supply chain design decisions including the pursuit of agility. Originality/value This article seems to be the first article that highlights the influence of the relief-development continuum model on humanitarian aid supply chain design strategies.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0244
  • Sourcing portfolio analysis & power positioning: towards a
           ‘paradigm shift’ in category management & strategic
    • Authors: Andrew Cox
      First page: 717
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 6, September 2015.
      Purpose The paper presents the case for a ‘paradigm shift’ in current thinking about how to undertake category management and develop sourcing strategies using power positioning techniques. The case is made based on the growing evidence of a mismatch between currently dominant academic and consulting methodologies and the reality of professional managerial practice. Design/methodology/approach The paper provides a critique of the currently dominant thinking about how to conduct category management and strategic sourcing using the Kraljic Purchasing Portfolio Analysis methodology, and the more recent Purchasing Chessboard approach. The critique focuses on their lack of analytical rigour when segmenting categories of supply, and their lack of robustness when making practical recommendations for managers when developing sourcing strategies. Findings The paper demonstrates how (building on the initial power positioning approach outlined, but not fully developed, by Kraljic) a new approach to portfolio analysis can be developed. Sourcing Portfolio Analysis identifies over 30 strategic sourcing strategies for managers to utilise. Using a simple case study the power of this new methodology to provide managers with more comprehensive and effective sourcing strategies is demonstrated. Research limitations/implications Because of the power of this new approach, and the need to challenge existing methodologies, researchers are encouraged to utilise it and ty help to generate a 'paradigm shift' in current thinking within the profession. Practical implications The paper provides the basis for a future more strategic supply management, rather than the currently tactical spend management, approach to sourcing. Originality/value This paper provides a new approach to portfolio analysis.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T12:15:34Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0226
  • Modern slavery challenges to supply chain management
    • Authors: Stefan Gold, Alexander Trautrims, Zoe Trodd
      First page: 485
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose Although many international supply chains are (most often unknowingly) connected to slave labour activities, supply chain managers and research have so far neglected the issue. This will most likely change soon as civil society lobbying and new legislation imposes increasing litigation and reputational risks on companies operating international supply chains. Design/methodology/approach The paper provides a definition of slavery, explores potentials for knowledge exchange with other disciplines, discusses management tools for detecting slavery as well as suitable company responses after its detection, and outlines avenues for future research. Findings Due to a lack of effective indicators, new tools and indicator systems need to be developed that consider the specific social, cultural and geographical context of supply regions. After detection of slavery, multi-stakeholder-partnerships, community-centred approaches, and supplier development appear to be effective responses. Research limitations/implications New theory development in supply chain management is urgently needed to facilitate the understanding, avoidance and elimination of slavery in supply chains. As a starting point for future research, we conceptualize the challenges of slavery to supply chain management, focussing on capabilities and specific institutional context. Practical implications The paper provides a starting point for the development of practices and tools for identifying and removing slave labour from supply chains. Originality/value Although representing a substantial threat to current supply chain models, slavery has so far not been addressed in supply chain management research.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:20:58Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-02-2015-0046
  • Mitigating reputational risks in supply chains
    • Authors: Henry L. Petersen, Fred Lemke
      First page: 495
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this research was to explore reputational risk that are borne in the supply chain and contribute to this contemporary but growing research stream. Design/methodology/approach First, a theoretical framework is provided to help in the characterization of reputational risks and how they impact supply chain members that may be multiple tiers away from the manufacturer. Then, semi-structured interviews were conducted with practitioners that were familiar with reputational risks and who were engaging in varying mitigating techniques. Cognitive modelling was utilized to report on the findings. Findings The practitioners in this study were very familiar with the risks and were active in varying mitigating practices as budgets and resource constraints would allow. The brevity of the risks identified, and the significance of specific risks with how they impact a reputation was revealed. Mitigation is an on-going and haphazard process with very little information available as would be expected with a typical risk management approach. Research limitations/implications This article serves to provide practitioners incite into the varying methods used by firms with supply chain members that number in the hundreds. Based on our findings, we make a recommendation that utilizes CSR as a foundation that is proposed to address a number of risks including those related to price, availability and quality. The limits of this work are that it is specific to a select group of practitioners specialised in this area. Although the information is rich, it is not generalizeable. Originality/value This paper makes a significant contribution to the literature by providing insight into the perceptions of practitioners that make decisions on mitigating reputational risks. The results suggest that this is a very new area of management that is striving to find a way to minimize their exposure.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:20:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-09-2014-0320
  • Supply chain alignment for improved business performance: an empirical
    • Authors: Heather Dawn Skipworth, Janet Godsell, Chee Yew Wong, Soroosh Sam Saghiri, Denyse Julien
      First page: 511
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose Supply chain alignment remains a major challenge for supply chains. This study aims to explain how it can be achieved, and its implications for business performance, by testing the strengths of the relationships between previously identified enablers, supply chain alignment and business performance. Design/methodology/approach A literature review develops hypotheses on the relationships between enablers, alignment and business performance. A survey of medium to large UK manufacturing companies was conducted where the sample comprised 151 randomly selected companies and the response rate was 56%. Partial Least Square regression was used to test the hypothesis. Findings Two types of supply chain alignment are defined – shareholder and customer – but only customer alignment has a direct positive impact on business performance, while shareholder alignment is its antecedent. Top management support was shown to be an enabler of both shareholder and customer alignment, while organisation structure, information sharing and performance measurement system enabled shareholder alignment, and internal relational behaviour enabled customer alignment. Research limitations/implications Supply chain management research lacks knowledge on exactly how supply chain alignment can be achieved and what business performance implications it has. This research provides a tested conceptual model to address this gap. Practical implications The refined conceptual model provides precise guidance to practitioners on how to improve business performance through supply chain alignment. Originality/value Whilst the strategic management literature emphasizes the importance of shareholder alignment, this study reveals another crucial alignment – customer alignment – and shows its direct positive impact on business performance.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:21:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2014-0188
  • Using a “virtual joint venture” to facilitate the adoption of
           intermodal transport
    • Authors: Jason Monios, Rickard Bergqvist
      First page: 534
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose The supply chain literature discusses various models of supply chain collaboration and integration. When applied to logistics, each has been shown to exhibit different levels of success depending on particular factors. This paper examines a strategic alliance between a large shipper and a freight forwarder to provide an intermodal service to and from the port of Gothenburg. Design/methodology/approach The methodology is a single in-depth case study based on action research, interviews and document analysis. Findings According to this innovative model, a new entity is not set up but an open-book basis is established, long-term contracts with other parties are signed, risks and profits are shared, and the shipper makes several investments specific to the service. Thus the benefits of a joint venture are obtained without needing to establish a new organisation and thus sacrifice flexibility and independence. Research limitations/implications A limitation of this study is that it is based on a single case of best practice; it may be difficult to replicate the high levels of trust in other situations. Nevertheless, the evident success of this “virtual joint venture” suggests that some elements are transferable to other cases, and the model may be refined through additional case analysis. Practical implications Results indicate several advantages of this “virtual joint venture” model, including risk sharing, knowledge development, long-term service stability and diversification of activities which all contribute to facilitating the shift of a large customer from road haulage to intermodal transport. Potential challenges mainly relate to contractual complexity. Originality/value This paper identifies an innovative business model for logistics integration that can be used in future in other cases to make modal shift more attractive and successful, which is a key aim of government policy in many countries.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:22:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-02-2015-0051
  • Examining supply market scanning and internal communication climate as
           facilitators of supply chain integration
    • Authors: George A. Zsidisin, Janet L. Hartley, Ednilson Bernardes, Lance Saunders
      First page: 549
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose This paper examines if supply market scanning and an organization’s internal communication climate are related to greater internal integration of supply management within the organization, and its subsequent effects on supplier integration and supplier performance. Design/methodology/approach A conceptual model, using information processing theory as a theoretical lens, is proposed and tested utilizing survey data gathered from supply management professionals from five European countries. Findings Supply market scanning and the organization’s internal communication climate are positively related to internal integration of supply management. Internal integration subsequently is positively related to supplier integration, which partially mediates the relationship with supplier performance. Internal integration also is positively and directly related to supplier performance. Research limitations/implications Supply management fulfills a key role by being a conduit of information from the supply market to other internal functions and to ultimately improve supplier performance. Data were gathered from a single respondent in each firm and represents predominately manufacturing firms. Future research should use case studies to understand the process of how supply market information is conveyed internally, interpreted, and used to improve supplier performance. Originality/value This study provides evidence supporting the importance of supply management in integrating supply market information within the firm and with suppliers, which subsequently improves supplier performance.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:23:47Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-10-2014-0364
  • Elements affecting social responsibility in supply chains
    • First page: 561
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2015.
      Purpose To assess elements that affect social responsibility in supply chains and beyond. The elements are classified into drivers, facilitators, and inhibitors. Design/methodology/approach An assessment of supply chain management research published over the period 2009-2013. Findings Sixteen elements are identified and presented in a framework along with their proposed constituents. The elements capture structures and management principles of supply chains that are important for social responsibility. Research limitations/implications The elements provide a basis to better understand how social responsibility in supply chains is related to contextual factors. The framework of elements is still only an initial step towards enhanced understanding how the context affects social responsibility in supply chains. Practical implications The framework may guide companies to acknowledge elements that are known to improve or deteriorate social responsibility in supply chains. Originality/value Contributes to capture the state-of-the-art knowledge based upon recent research. It is also a stepping-stone towards improved insights on what drives, facilitates, and inhibits individuals in social responsibility.
      Citation: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2015-07-04T12:21:10Z
      DOI: 10.1108/SCM-06-2015-0203
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