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J. of Research in Interactive Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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J. of Science and Technology Policy Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.971, h-index: 10)
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J. of Technology Management in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Kybernetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 20)
Leadership & Organization Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.392, h-index: 16)
Leadership in Health Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 8)
Library Hi Tech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 990, SJR: 0.996, h-index: 15)
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Management Decision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, 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: 4, 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: 6, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 23)
Marketing Intelligence & Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, 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)
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New Library World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 579, SJR: 0.845, h-index: 11)
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Online Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 253, SJR: 0.589, h-index: 25)
Pacific Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal  
Performance Measurement and Metrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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)
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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)
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Qualitative Research in Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Quality Assurance in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, h-index: 16)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Rapid Prototyping J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.573, h-index: 36)
Records Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.281, h-index: 7)
Reference Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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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: 1, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 1)
Review of Marketing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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)
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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.454, h-index: 21)
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Strategic Direction     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Strategic HR Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Supply Chain Management: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.265, h-index: 50)
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The Learning Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.494, h-index: 18)
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Therapeutic Communities : The Intl. J. of Therapeutic Communities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.111, h-index: 9)
Tizard Learning Disability Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 3)

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Journal Cover Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
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  • 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, August 2014. Purpose 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. This paper aims to understand the factors that influence a supplier’s choice to treat selected customers more preferentially than others. Design/methodology/approach This study applies a mixed methods approach. First, a qualitative analysis of a sample of buy-ers 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. We were able to show that the growth opportunities for suppliers and customers’ operative excellence, reliability and rela-tional behavior are factors that induce suppliers to award preferential customer treatment. In contrast, innovation potential for suppliers, customers’ support of suppliers, supplier involve-ment and contact accessibility do not show a significant effect on suppliers’ behavioral inten-tions towards 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:45 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, August 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 GSCM (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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:45 GMT
  • Theoretical perspectives on information sharing in supply chains: A
           systematic literature review and conceptual framework
    • Authors: Joakim Hans Kembro et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose To explore what theoretical lenses have been used to analyze and understand information sharing in supply chains. We elaborate on the predominant theories and discuss how they can be integrated to research different aspects of information sharing. Design/methodology/approach We 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 Our results 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:45 GMT
  • Analysing Supply Chain Integration through a Systematic Literature Review:
           A Normative Perspective
    • Authors: Muhammad M Kamal et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose Over the last decade, Supply Chain Integration (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, in order to conduct seamless SC operations. Given the significance of the SCI research area, this paper focuses on systematically analysing and synthesizing the extant research published on SCI area. More specifically, we 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'”. 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, summarise knowledge, thereby identifying limitations, implications and potential directions of further research. Thus, to trace the implementation of SCI practices, a profiling approach is employed to analyse 293 articles (published in English-speaking peer-reviewed journals between 2000-2013) extracted from the Scopus database. We followed the Systematic Review Approach proposed by Tranfield et al., (2003), to analyse and synthesize 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 supply chain management 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 whilst 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 employed), 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:44 GMT
  • Digging Deeper into Supply Risk: A Systematic Literature Review on Price
    • Authors: Maria Christine Fischl et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose 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. The aim 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. 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. 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:44 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, August 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. by 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:44 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, August 2014. Purpose The main purposes of this study are 1) to identify the state of the art of performance measurement and management in humanitarian supply chains, 2) 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), 3) to define gaps as well as 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 as well as 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. Third, we propose performance measurement guidelines that include input and output criteria. We 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:44 GMT
    • Authors: Florian Kache et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose Collaboration and integration are as central to supply chain management as risk and performance management. This paper assesses 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, supply chain management, and operations management journals from 1989 to 2012. 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 as well as 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:43 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, August 2014. Purpose The objective of this study 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, we analyse 39 studies and relevant theories to develop a comprehensive framework that integrates research efforts so far. Findings We build a conceptual framework that incorporates four approaches to manage the sustainability of multi-tier supply chains. We 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, we develop 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. 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:43 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, August 2014. Purpose Achieving resilience along the supply chain in today's turbulent business environment requires efforts from both internal and external elements of the extended enterprise. The purpose of this paper is therefore to understand the role of procurement in identifying and managing the intra- and inter-organisational issues which impact supply chain resilience. Design/methodology/approach The systematic literature review was conducted between 2000-2013 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:43 GMT
    • Authors: David M. Gligor et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of demand management in achieving supply chain agility 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 supply chain agility from 1991 through 2013 was conducted. The literature on demand management is also examined to identify the various elements that contribute to supply chain agility. 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 supply chain agility. 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 supply chain agility. 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 employ to increase the firm’s supply chain agility. 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 demand and supply integration 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 supply chain agility.
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:43 GMT
  • Perspectives on Food Traceability: A Systematic Literature Review.
    • Authors: Henrik Ringsberg et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014. Purpose 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. This paper seeks to increase our understanding of perspectives on food traceability in four supply chain risk management approaches to ensure food safety. Design/methodology/approach This paper presents a literature review and synthesizes the broader domain of food traceability by analyzing perspectives based on supply chain risk management approaches. One hundred and twenty-nine published papers were selected and evaluated using content analysis. Findings A framework of supply chain risk management approaches on food traceability is presented. Eight perspectives on food traceability are identified and grouped according to four supply chain risk management approaches: 1) food supply chain complexity and unique identification of goods (logistics management); 2) transparency and interoperability (information management); 3) in-house production and outsourcing (production management); and 4) 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 supply chain risk management approaches are presented. Food traceability is analyzed using the philosophy of scientific framework and suggestions for further research are offered.
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:43 GMT
  • Building theory in supply chain management through “systematic
           reviews” of the literature
    • Authors: Richard Wilding et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 5/6, August 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:42 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, August 2014. Purpose Innovativeness is an accepted driver to leverage firm performance. Supply chain integration (SCI) and supply chain performance (SCP) require innovativeness in the supply chain, but their interrelationships have rarely been researched empirically. This paper investigates the impact of innovativeness on SCI and SCP and the role of SCI in mediating between innovativeness in the supply chain and SCP. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey and structural equation modelling were employed 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: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:42 GMT
  • The impact of supply chain integration on firm performance
    • Authors: Baofeng Huo et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 369-384, June 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of various supply chain integration (SCI) practices under different competitive strategies in terms of cost leadership and differentiation. Design/methodology/approach – Survey methodology was used to collect data from 604 Chinese manufacturers. Hierarchical linear regression was used to analyze the moderating effects. Findings – The results showed that competitive strategies significantly influenced the effectiveness of SCI practices, including internal, process and product integration. More specifically, internal integration significantly affected the financial performance of cost leaders, while process integration contributed more to the financial performance of differentiators. However, competitive strategies had no significant moderating effect on the relationship between SCI and operational performance. Research limitations/implications – This study contributes to the literature by exploring the effectiveness of various SCI practices in relation to firm performance under different competitive strategies. The results should be treated with caution, as they may be more meaningful in China. Practical implications – The findings clarify the alignment of SCI with competitive strategies for practitioners, so that they can allocate their limited resources to build various SCI capabilities based on their strategic choices. Originality/value – The results enhance the body of knowledge on SCI from the perspective of contextual factors to explore its effectiveness at a more detailed level. This study extends the literature on the match between competitive strategies and SCI in improving financial performance.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:54:38 GMT
  • Supply chain orientation in SMEs as an attitudinal construct
    • Authors: Birgit Schulze-Ehlers et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 395-412, June 2014. Purpose – The paper aims to advance the conceptual understanding of supply chain orientation (SCO) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) as a general attitude and to empirically measure the link between SCO and willingness to implement supply chain management (SCM). Coordination among supply chain stages is widely considered important for competitiveness in all sectors. Recently, SCO of the actors has been discussed as a precondition for successful implementation of SCM. Design/methodology/approach – SCO is operationalized as a two-dimensional attitudinal construct. In all, 279 German dairy farmers participated in an online-survey. By means of factor and cluster analysis and one-way analysis of variance, the relation between the two SCO dimensions and their link with willingness to implement several currently discussed SCM measures is analysed. Findings – The SCO dimensions are not purely linearly related, as shown by three clusters with different patterns of vertical cooperation orientation and common goal orientation. No differences occur in terms of socio-economic characteristics, but the share of cooperative members varies. SCO is related to the intention to implement SCM. However, the greater the (monetary) efforts required by farmers, the lower their acceptance of an SCM measure. Trust and perception of the power relation play an important role, revealing patterns of coopetitive behaviour. Originality/value – SCO is a relatively new and little investigated construct. To the authors' best knowledge, this is the first time that a purely attitudinal measure was used, and that SMEs and the milk supply chain were investigated with respect to SCO and implementation of concrete SCM measures.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:54:06 GMT
  • Who cares wins' A comparative analysis of household waste medicines
           and batteries reverse logistics systems
    • Authors: Ying Xie et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 455-474, June 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine how best to reduce, reuse and dispose of household waste medicines in the National Health Service (NHS) (UK). Design/methodology/approach – Through a combination of literature review and empirical work, this research investigates the existing household waste medicines reverse logistics (RL) system and makes recommendations for improvement by benchmarking it against household waste batteries RL. The viability and feasibility of these recommendations are evaluated through in-depth interviews with healthcare professionals and end user surveys. Findings – The batteries RL system appears to be a more structured and effective system with more active engagement from actors/stakeholders in instigating RL practices and for this very reason is an excellent comparator for waste medicines RL practices. Appropriate best practices are recommended to be incorporated into the waste medicines RL system, including recapturing product value, revised processing approaches, system cooperation and enforcement, drivers and motivations and system design and facilitation. Research limitations/implications – This study offers academics and professionals an improved insight into the current household waste medicines RL system and provides a step towards reducing an existing gap in this under-researched area. A limitation is that only a small sample of healthcare professionals were involved in subjectively evaluating the feasibility of the recommendations, so the applicability of the recommendations needs to be tested in a wider context and the cost effectiveness of implementing the recommendations needs to be analysed. Practical implications – Reducing, reusing and properly disposing of waste medicines contribute to economic sustainability, environmental protection and personal and community safety. The information retrieved from analysing returned medicines can be used to inform prescribing practice so as to reduce unnecessary medicine waste and meet the medicine optimisation agenda. Originality/value – This paper advocates learning from best practices in batteries RL to improve the waste medicines RL design and execution and supports the current NHS agenda on medicine waste reduction (DoH, 2012). The recommendations made in the paper not only aim to reduce medicine waste but also to use medicines effectively, placing the emphasis on improving health outcomes.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:52 GMT
  • Global supply chains and transfer pricing
    • Authors: Timo Seppälä et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 445-454, June 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to integrate the issue of transfer pricing and logistics costs to understand trade statistics and the operation of supply chains by using invoice-level data for a single globally sourced product of a multinational firm.Supply chains are central to understanding wealth creation and capture in an increasingly globalized production system. The increasing disaggregation and dispersal of supply chains is profoundly affecting the geographical distribution of value added, input costs and profits of multinational firms. This suggests that understanding supply chains and where the activities and accounting for these activities take place is crucial for understanding the causes and consequences of contemporary globalization. Design/methodology/approach – By using a case study of a single product and invoice-level data, it was possible to capture the actual costs incurred by a firm using a relatively simple global supply chain. The authors show how corporate intra-firm transfer pricing determines which business unit and location captures profits. A single firm provided the core data in this paper, including product- and firm-level information on intermediate product prices and input costs for all internal transfers. Findings – This paper advances interesting insights into trade in value added and shows that, though not often considered significant, transfer pricing is a critical issue for understanding the geographical distribution of value added. The authors conclude with some observations about the nature of global supply chains, the value of international trade statistics and a hidden advantage of an integrated firm operating on a global scale the ability to somewhat arbitrarily select the activities to which profits should be allocated. For nation states, as supply chains become more international and complex, critical measures, such as gross domestic product, worker productivity, etc., are becoming ever more imprecise. The economic geography of cost of inputs and profits continue to separate as multinational enterprises drive the disaggregation of value creation and value capture. Research limitations/implications – The case study facilitates an understanding of complex supply chain issues, thereby extending and deepening findings from previous research. This case study of transfer pricing in supply chains will assist other scholars in better formulating testable propositions for their studies and sensitize them to the internal complexities corporate managers face when making operationalizing decisions. Originality/value – The case study suggests that understanding the configuration of and accounting in supply chains is vital for accurately measuring any national economic statistics. This case study provides some bottom-up evidence that national accounts and international trade economics undertaken without a deep understanding of supply chain organization is likely to generate misleading results. The methodology of using invoice-level data can provide a more granular understanding of how supply chains are organized and where the value is added and captured. For practitioners, the data suggest that firms should think very carefully about which of their activities generate the most value, and value those accordingly.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:34 GMT
  • Exploring agency, knowledge and power in an Australian bulk cereal supply
    • Authors: Romona Byrne et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 431-444, June 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how information sharing practices influenced inter-firm relationships. This was done specifically in relation to bulk commodity supply chains, due to the pre-existing power asymmetries in the system. Design/methodology/approach – This research was conducted using an interpretivist, inductive approach. The intention was to gather a wide range of data and then explore the data to see which themes emerged, rather than focusing on collecting data relevant only to specific themes. Findings – The key findings of this research focused around the difference between creating situations of compliance or collaboration in a supply chain context. This suggests that by understanding the relationships that exist between organisations, those in procurement and supply chain management roles will be able to better understand and manage the nuances of their supplier relationships. Research limitations/implications – The study is focused on a supply network specifically configured to facilitate sourcing and distribution of bulk grain. As such the findings need to be understood within the constraints of this context. Practical implications – Reliance on coercive power in an institutional change process is shown in our study to create a situation of compliance rather than of collaboration. Reliance on a different type of power, such as referent power, would be more successful in creating a situation of collaboration. Social implications – The sourcing and distribution of bulk grain is fundamental to food distribution in a developed economy. Our study provides a set of propositions indicating where managers can focus to more effectively manage these flows. Originality/value – The definition of the “agent” also provided an interesting point of comparison. This research found that the ultimate definition of the “agent” changes and can be linked to the institutional differences in ownership within a supply chain. This suggests the potential to redefine the way that Agency theory is discussed. The notion that the “agent” is dynamic and is likely to be the “agent”, “caretaker” and more at the same time suggests the potential for the traditional definition of the agent to be challenged.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:25 GMT
  • Using organisational theories to further our understanding of socially
           sustainable supply chains
    • Authors: Claire Moxham et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 413-420, June 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to use organisational theories to frame research questions examining how to embed social sustainability in supply chain management (SCM) by focusing on fair trade. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on previous organisational theory review papers in SCM, institutional theory and the extended resource-based view have been used as theoretical lenses to develop research questions for further studies. Findings – The authors developed seven research questions that enable and encourage the further examination of the factors impacting fair trade supply chains, as well as identify approaches to improve social sustainability in SCM practice. Social implications – As the aim of fair trade is to rebalance inequities inherent in North–South trading relationships, further work in this area has the potential for positive economic, environmental and social impact. Originality/value – The paper discusses two key themes: whether fair trade is changing SCM practices, and whether fair trade is a source of competitive advantage in supply chains. Using established theory to develop research questions encourages further examination of this important topic.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:52:57 GMT
  • Sex and salary
    • Authors: Paul D. Larson et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 385-394, June 2014. Purpose – This paper aims to develop and test hypotheses on determinants of supply chain managers’ salaries. While women make up about half the workforce, there is evidence in the trade press that they receive far less than half of the compensation. Sex of the manager and size of his or her organization are among the predictors of salary. Design/methodology/approach – The hypotheses are tested using regression analysis of data from a survey of supply chain managers in Canada. This technique enables testing for a gender effect, while controlling for the effects of other factors. Findings – Seven variables are found to be significant predictors of supply chain manager salaries. Smaller companies pay lower salaries. Small business supply chain/logistics managers working longer hours with a professional designation, more experience, greater budgetary responsibility and greater share of compensation coming as a bonus earn higher salaries. Finally, male small business supply chain managers earn more than their female counterparts. Research limitations/implications – The piece includes a discussion of limitations and future research opportunities into the gender salary gap. Practical implications – There are implications for small businesses wanting to hire supply chain managers, and for female (and male) managers looking for work. Social implications – This paper presents evidence of possible gender discrimination against half the population. The potential social implications are tremendous. Originality/value – This is a unique piece of research in testing theory-driven hypotheses about supply chain salaries, especially by including gender and organizational size as predictors.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:52:52 GMT
  • Digital manufacturing-driven transformations of service supply chains for
           complex products
    • Authors: Jan Holmström et al
      Abstract: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 421-430, June 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the forms that combinations of digital manufacturing, logistics and equipment use are likely to take and how these novel combinations may affect the relationship among logistics service providers (LSPs), users and manufacturers of equipment. Design/methodology/approach – Brian Arthur’s theory of combinatorial technological evolution is applied to examine possible digital manufacturing-driven transformations. The F-18 Super Hornet is used as an illustrative example of a service supply chain for a complex product. Findings – The introduction of digital manufacturing will likely result in hybrid solutions, combining conventional logistics, digital manufacturing and user operations. Direct benefits can be identified in the forms of life cycle extension and the increased availability of parts in challenging locations. Furthermore, there are also opportunities for both equipment manufacturers and LSPs to adopt new roles, thereby supporting the efficient and sustainable use of digital manufacturing. Research limitations/implications – The phenomenon of digital manufacturing-driven transformations of service supply chains for complex product does not yet fully exist in the real world, and its study requires cross-disciplinary collaboration. Thus, the implication for research is to use a design science approach for early-stage explorative research on the form and function of novel combinations. Practical implications – Digital manufacturing as a general-purpose technology gives LSPs an opportunity to consolidate demand from initial users and incrementally deploy capacity closer to new users. Reengineering the products that a manufacture currently uses is needed to increase the utilization of digital manufacturing. Originality/value – The authors outline a typology of digital manufacturing-driven transformations and identify propositions to be explored in further research and practice.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:52:35 GMT
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