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Supply chain collaboration under uncertainty

Hasan, Saad; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Chris (2012). Supply chain collaboration under uncertainty. In: 21st Annual IPSERA Conference: Purchasing & Supply Management in a Changing World, 1-4 April 2012, Naples, Italy.

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Abstract

In fluctuating economic conditions such as global recession, supply chains operate under changing conditions of uncertainty. The impact of this uncertainty and associated risk might be mitigated by collaboration. This paper proposes a model of supply chain collaboration based on information exchange and decision coordination at both the strategic and tactical levels. However, a collaborative supply chain can be exposed to associated risks such as the failure of individual actors. Governance regimes can facilitate collaboration at the strategic and tactical level and mitigate valid apprehensions about collaboration that the actors may have. Governance can be considered as a critical factor in achieving collaboration. The paper argues for explicit rules to regulate information exchange and decision coordination at the strategic and tactical level. An illustrative case study of an automotive supplier from the electronics industry is used to explain the model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane S.p.A
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
EU framework 7 Project - “Converge”Not SetEuropean Union
Extra Information: Published in: Purchasing & Supply Management in a Changing World : IPSERA 2012 Conference proceedings, Part D: Working Papers, ISBN 978-88-495-2346-1
Keywords: supply chain; collaboration; uncertainty; governance; model,; design structure matrix
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 38113
Depositing User: Saad Hasan
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 17:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38113
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