Managing the trade-off implications of global supply

Stratton, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-5437-4233 and Warburton, R.D.H., 2006. Managing the trade-off implications of global supply. International Journal of Production Economics, 103 (2), pp. 667-679. ISSN 0925-5273

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The cost versus response trade-off is a growing logistics issue due to many markets being increasingly characterized by demand uncertainty and shorter product life cycles. This is exacerbated further with supply increasingly moving to low cost global sources. However, the poor response implications of global supply are often not addressed or even acknowledged when undertaking such decisions. Consequently, various practical approaches to minimising, postponing or otherwise managing the impact of the demand uncertainty are often only adopted retrospectively. Even though such generic solutions are documented through case examples we lack effective tools and concepts to support the proactive identification and resolution of such trade-offs. This paper reports on case-based theory building research, involving three cases from the UK and USA used in developing a conceptual model with associated tools, in support of such a process.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Production Economics
Creators: Stratton, R. and Warburton, R.D.H.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Date: 2006
Volume: 103
Number: 2
ISSN: 0925-5273
Rights: © 2006 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:03
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:17

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