supply chains

DRIVERS OF ORGANIZATIONAL MODULARITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF U.S. MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

This dissertation investigates the driving forces behind the emerging phenomenon of “organizational modularity”, by which firms create “virtual” organizations through outsourcing functions, by using contract manufacturers, by forming alliances, and by using temporary employment contracts, as they organize their activities within supply

Evaluating Supply Chains – The Development of a Model to Evaluate Multinational Supply Chains

The purpose of this dissertation was to develop a general model for evaluating multinational supply chains. This model could provide guidelines for process-based manufacturing companies when comparing or choosing between different supply chains in order to make long-term investment decisions.Therefore, the authors

INTEGRATED PRODUCTION-DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULING IN SUPPLY CHAINS

We consider scheduling issues in different configurations of supply chains. The primary focus is to integrate production and distribution activities in the supply chain in order to optimize the tradeoff between total cost and service performance. The cost may be based on

Effect of Transaction Cost and Coordination Mechanisms on the Length of the Supply Chain

A drastic reduction in the cost of transmitting information has tremendously increased the ┬░ow and availability of information. Greater availability of information increases the rm’s ability to manage its supply chain and, therefore, increases its operational performance. However, current literature is ambiguous

Supply Chain Strategy and the Benefits of Information Exchange

This dissertation investigates the use of information exchange in industrial supply chain relationships. Specific information exchange characteristics are analyzed to determine their contribution to firm performance from the perspective of both the technology champion firm and the trading partner firm. Longitudinal analyses

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