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Putting supply chain learning into practice

Bessant, John; Kaplinsky, Raphael and Lamming, Richard (2003). Putting supply chain learning into practice. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 23(2) pp. 167–184.

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As firms struggle to cope with an increasingly turbulent and uncertain economic environment there is widespread recognition of the importance of organisational learning. One option is to look at the potential of shared learning between firms, where common interests and interdependence provide motivation for experience sharing and other forms of synergy in learning. A particular version of inter-firm learning is the use of supply chains as a mechanism for upgrading and transferring “appropriate practice” and this article reports on exploratory research on this theme. It draws on a literature survey and a detailed study of six UK supply chains at various stages of implementing supply chain learning.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0144-3577
Extra Information: (This paper won the prize for the best paper at the European Management Association's annual meeting in Bath in 2001)
Keywords: Kaizen; organizational learning; supply chain
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 5875
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:26
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